This is the second label of Rex Hill, and it's a fine, engaging, Beaujolais-like wine, fruity and forward. Lightly spicy, with zippy acids and lively fruit, it's the perfect quaffing wine while waiting for the Rex Hill single-vineyard wines to evolve. There are very few Oregon Pinots of this quality at this price. Best Buy. —P.G.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.