Herbal and toasty, this is a smooth, open and forward Pinot. It is showing plenty of barrel influence at the moment, but the fruit seems to thin out a bit in the finish. As it's young, it could certainly flesh out and balance itself with a bit more bottle age.
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.