The vineyard is located in Polk County, and the fruit is round and rich, with soft tannins and a kiss of spice. More approachable than the 1999 vintage, this is a plump, forward style of Pinot that's already drinking well. —P.G.
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.