Trousseau Gris is planted in the Russian River Valley, but this is a red Trousseau, and may well be the first in the country. The house style (as shown in Eyrie Pinots) is evident here. Light in color, low in alcohol, with tart, sleek wild-berry flavors, this also has a slightly musky note and a bit extra midpalate concentration. From young vines (planted in 2012) it's a fascinating new project from Jason Lett.
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.