The fruit smells of earth and root, suggesting less than optimal ripeness, but there are also clean light cherry flavors and nuances of beet and tomato. It's a midweight effort, but not up to the quality of the other single-vineyard Pinots from this producer. —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.