Just four barrels were made, with grapes from a one-acre estate block of Pommard clone Pinot Noir planted more than 30 years ago. Detailed and brambly, with strawberry and cherry fruit, mottled with baking spices and chocolate. The finish carries some brown sugar flavors, a hint that perhaps this wine will age rather quickly and should be consumed over the next couple of years.
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.