Region: Willamette Valley
Variety: Pinot Noir
Winery: Willamette Valley Vineyards
Taster: Paul Gregutt
Pretty and complex, this delivers a mélange of interesting flavors. Round, tart fruits—berries and sour plum— mingle with dried leaves, cut tobacco and mushroom. Somehow a citrus streak sneaks into the finish, giving the wine a lemony lift. Delicious already, it can be cellared for another 5–6 years.