Sweet scents of cherry and cola lead into a juicy, fruit-forward Pinot that mixes strawberry jam and raspberry pie. It sags a bit in the midpalate, then regroups and lays on some chewy tannins. The (apparent) acidification feels chalky and not quite resolved, but overall it's a tasty bottle of 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.