This is a balanced, classy effort, well ripened but not at all raisiny or overextracted. Classic Pinot flavors of sassafras and cherry, with some licorice coming through in the finish. Not a big wine, it nonetheless shows supple texture and enough depth to warrant the single- vineyard bottling. —P.G.
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.