Light, tannic, leafy and earthy, which is not entirely inappropriate for a $15 Oregon Pinot. The herbal flavors come with the low-rent territory, but the balance and clean sweep of the wine demonstrate David O'Reilly's sure winemaking hand. A well-made budget bottle.
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.