This clean, light, fruity wine might be taken for an inexpensive, generic Pinot from California. Sweet, simple candy flavors disappear quickly into a dilute middle palate. The notes say 100% French oak, but I could find no trace of it in the finish.
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.