A vineyard blend that anchors Panther Creek's Pinot Noir lineup, this is a fine effort in a difficult vintage. Forward and light, it's an interesting flavor mix—red apples, pink grapefruit, cranberries and pomegranates— high acid all the way. A little butter from oak slips into the finish; overall a rather delicate and nicely balanced effort.
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.