A sleek and focused red, offering dusty cherry aromas that lead to tart, vibrant raspberry and blueberry flavors, with polished tannins. Drink now through 2023. 402 cases made.
Author: Tim Fish
Burghound | Rating: 85
Tasting note: The tar-like note found on the Willamette Valley cuvee is present here as well and while it does not dominate the lightly spiced red pinot fruit aromas, it does not enhance them either. It also shows up on the medium weight flavors that possess an appealing vibrancy but the bitterness is even more prominent. The balance isn't what it could be and while the tar character is not a flaw in the normal sense, neither is it additive to the wine's overall interest. Second bottle tasted with similar results.