Cherry fruit, with some hints of earth. The grapes are grown in the coolest part of the valley. Tannins are tight but well managed, and it is varietally correct and well made for Pinot at this price. —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: firstname.lastname@example.org.