Paul Gregutt

Contributing Editor

Reviews wines from Oregon and Canada.

Contributing Editor Paul Gregutt has been reviewing Pacific Northwest wines for Wine Enthusiast Magazine since 2000. Gregutt's book, Washington Wines & Wineries: the Essential Guide, is now in its second edition and has been released in both paperback and e-book formats. In addition to his work for print, Gregutt writes a well-read blog at www.paulgregutt.com. He and his wife Karen also operate Waitsburg Cottages, vacation rentals in Walla Walla wine country.

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Adelsheim 2012 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills)

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Sadly, just 64 cases of the Winderlea were made. With 40-year-old vines production is limited, but what complexity and focus can be found here! The fruit is tight and bright, the acids bring a mix of lemon, lime, orange and pineapple. The wine seems to romp and cavort across the tongue, with a mélange of ripe berries, chocolate and coffee. If you can keep your…

 — P.G.  (12/1/2014)
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Elk Cove 2012 La Bohème Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley)

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A candidate for the best La Bohème ever, this low-yield effort, from 27-year-old vines, opens with a lovely nose of rose petals, raspberry compote and a whiff of pepper. Deeply detailed berry flavors glide into a long finish veined with nougat and caramel, from 10 months in 50% new French oak. The elegance and length are impressive.

 — P.G.  (12/1/2014)
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Sineann 2013 Yates Conwill Vineyard Pinot Noir (Yamhill-Carlton District)

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This superb site—adjacent to the famed Resonance vineyard—delivers impressive concentration and purity of fruit. Deep flavors of raspberry, red plum and sweet cherry are balanced with refreshing acidity. Although flavors are young and primary at this point, this clearly has the depth and complexity to be cellared through 2025.

 — P.G.  (12/1/2014)
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Adelsheim 2012 Zenith Vineyard Pinot Noir (Eola-Amity Hills)

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This vineyard beautifully captures the subtle herbal and earthy characteristics of the AVA, bringing peppery highlights to ripe fruit flavors of strawberry preserves. The glorious aromatics begin with lavender and run through blackberries and a suggestion of toast. As with previous vintages, its purity, focus, precision and elegance are exceptional.

 — P.G.  (12/1/2014)
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Evening Land 2012 Seven Springs Vineyard Summum Chardonnay (Eola-Amity Hills)

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The Summum block sits at the vineyard’s highest elevation, and seems to ripen more slowly and give extra complexity at lower sugar levels. Elegant and refined, with fruit flavors less in your face than its sister cuvées, this mixes citrus flavors of lemon, lime and pink grapefruit, along with lighter suggestions of pineapple and a hint of papaya. It’s complex and…

 — P.G.  (12/1/2014)
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Lachini 2012 Cuvée Giselle Pinot Noir (Chehalem Mountains)

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Far and away the best Cuvée Giselle to date, this offers concentrated blue and purple fruit flavors, set in a frame of perfectly ripened, balancing tannins. It’s a barrel selection, reserve-level wine, with finishing streaks of coffee and dark chocolate.

 — P.G.  (12/1/2014)
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Sokol Blosser 2011 Goosepen Block Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills)

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Once again the Goosepen Block Pinot stands at the head of a very good class. It is elegant and racy, with an expressive, yet delicate mix of berries, rose petals and iron filings. It truly reflects the classic iron fist in the velvet glove nature of the very finest Pinot Noir.

 — P.G.  (12/1/2014)
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Sineann 2013 TFL Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley)

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This is a Yates Conwill vineyard reserve selection, which the winery labels “the best Pinot we made in 2013.” It’s right up there, to be sure, with power and elegance to spare. The perfect mix of berry and cherry primary fruit, balanced with natural acidity, was finished with a brief time in new oak, yielding accents of chocolate, nougat and caramel. Released in…

 — P.G.  (12/1/2014)
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