The Dundee Hills cuvée shows the tight, tart, higher acidity that is characteristic of the 2011 Pinots from the Willamette Valley. It spent 16 months in 45% new barrels and offers raspberry and cranberry fruit with grippy tannins and a mineral base. Drink now though 2025.
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.