At the moment this newly released Pinot rests a bit uneasy; its fruit seems both overripe and underripe, and there is a bit of a hole in the middle palate. The flavors of green apple and rhubarb, combined with sharp acids, create a youthful wine which will certainly last a number of years. How it will develop is uncertain. For the moment, a few hours breathing time are in order.
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.