Zenith is the winery's estate vineyard, and this wine is a standout among St. Innocent's 2015 Pinots. It's firm, dark and toasty, with full-flavored black-cherry fruit accented with dense veins of espresso, charred nuts and bitter chocolate. The structure supports those dark notes, and the chewy tannins and lengthy finish amplify them. Drink now through 2028.
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.