This family-owned boutique winery is releasing some outstanding Pinots at modest prices. This saw 50% new French oak—the quality barrels put a toasty frame around juicy fruit flavors of cranberry and raspberry. The scale, definition and balance are exceptional for the price.
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.