Much like its Willamette Valley stablemate, this is a dark, aromatic Pinot Noir, with fruit flavors of cranberry and raspberry. It's solid and a bit blocky, but full in the mouth, and there is an unusual set of spices—clove and jalapeño pepper to be exact. An interesting bottle, a bit off the beaten track.
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.