A side project from Panther Creek's winemaker, Libra's affordably priced Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is dark, aromatic and surprisingly concentrated. Blackberries and black cherry fruit, with a splash of cola, continues into a midpalate plush with pepper, moist earth and a hint of nectarine. It's front loaded, full-bodied and drinking well right now.
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.