As the name suggests, this is a compendium of several different clones and vineyard blocks—a welcome trend in Oregon Pinots. The Burgundian single-vineyard model does not work as well; Oregon's strength may ultimately be its blends from different sites. Rosewater, black cherry and some dry earth combine in a nicely scented, pleasingly complex and elegant wine.
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.