This is surprisingly light, with insubstantial fruit flavors of tart cranberry and red currant. It doesn't seem to have much weight or depth; perhaps it's just shut down, as Pinot Noir will do. The wine just hits the palate and falls away, which is not consistent with previous efforts.
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.