Rainstorm is among the better values in Oregon Pinot Noir, especially in a fine, ripe vintage such as 2012. Floral top notes and an herbal base bookmark a well-structured, light and slightly peppery Pinot. The tannins are proportionate and carry a hint of green tea.
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.