This shows substantial layers of herb and leaf, precise, persistent and penetrating. There is an unusual spiciness as well, a minty note. Overall the wine, though the fruit is somewhat muted, seems well-made and authentic; a Pinot lover's Pinot that makes a genuine effort to display its natural terroir-driven flavors.
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.