There is plenty of herb evident in this wine, along with an underlying minerality. This is an almost textbook example of a particular Oregon style, quite different from the broad, sweet flavors of California Pinot Noir. Here you'll find plenty of earthy texture and flavors of leaf, stem and soil.
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.