In the context of the rest of the outstanding 2009 Pinots from Soléna, this seems the lightest. Soft, spicy fruit flavors of strawberry and raspberry, accented with rose water, set up an elegant, thinnish palate, with residual tannic flavors of green tea. This could be a surprisingly long-lived wine, but at this stage it's anyone's guess.
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: email@example.com.