Despite its low alcohol, this is the most complex and compelling of Panther Creek's 2013 Pinots. Aromatic, with entwined scents of cocoa powder, rose petals and earth, it is delicate but beautifully defined with raspberry/cherry fruit, underscored with wet stone. It is a graceful wine with a decade of life ahead. Drink now through 2025.
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.