Here is an elegant, almost demure Pinot Noir, released very young. Pinot at this early stage can be a bit flirty; perhaps this one is playing hide-and-seek. Wild raspberry and sour cherry flavors define the mid-palate; but overall it is compact, closed and subdued.
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: email@example.com.