Violet and chocolate scents introduce this aromatic Pinot Noir from the elegant 2011 vintage. It shows pretty, though light, flavors of cherry fruit, then turns a bit lean and muscular as the tannins kick in. The finish is tart, earthy and firm.
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.