Very soft, smooth, forward and polished. Clean Pinot flavors are set off with nuances of leaf and light tea tannins. The tart fruit is braced against sharp acids, bringing out flavors of cranberry and wild raspberry. This wine carries itself with a great deal of elegance, and requires some attention to appreciate its neo-Burgundian complexity. But it has an excellent chance of aging into something very special.
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.