A selection of estate, Tualatin and Elton vineyard fruit, this carries the style of those wines to a more refined, high-toned level. The fruit is a bit more complex, and highlighted with baking spice, incense and toasted nuts. Just under 14% alcohol, it retains the essential character of the elegant Pinot Noir grape, but pushes it to a point where some heat comes into the finish.
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.