Paul Gregutt

Contributing Editor

Reviews wines from Oregon and Washington.

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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Archery Summit 2011 Archery Summit Estate Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills)

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  1. $150
Truly elegant, this displays the complexity of vines now hitting maturity at almost 20 years of age. Spice, clove, herb and cherry flavors mix with a dash of truffle. The lower alcohol and juicy acidity of the vintage contribute to a lingering, textural, complex and beautifully balanced finish.  — P.G.  (4/1/2014)
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Rex Hill 2012 Jacob Hart Vineyard Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $30
An astonishing Pinot Gris, certainly among the best ever made in Oregon, this rich, luscious, mouthcoating wine is totally irresistible. Chardonnay-like unctuousness, ripe pear and apple fruit, plus hints of honey, butter and spice make it practically a meal in itself.  — P.G.  (4/1/2014)
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Alloro 2010 Estate Riservata Pinot Noir (Chehalem Mountains)

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  1. $45
Complex and balanced, this barrel-select blend, all from estate-grown grapes, spent 11 months in roughly half new French oak. Tart red and black fruits are nuanced with baking spices and darker notes of clove and espresso. This wine carries an extra level of depth and weight, as befits a designated reserve. Delicious now, or cellar until 2024.  — P.G.  (4/1/2014)
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Archery Summit 2011 Archer’s Edge Estate Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills)

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  1. $85
This young wine bursts with vitality, from the tart and tangy mix of red fruits, highlighted with bracing citrus flavors, to the peppery spices and tea-flavored tannins. The flavors wrap together with a lush cola texture, and the length and balance suggest that it can develop much like a graceful Burgundy.  — P.G.  (4/1/2014)
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Archery Summit 2011 Arcus Estate Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills)

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  1. $100
Restrained and elegant, this deeply flavored Pinot Noir takes a masculine turn with threads of iron filings, earth and herb. The blueberry and plum fruit flavors are set against drying tannins. As with all Archery Summit Pinots, the length and balance are outstanding.  — P.G.  (4/1/2014)
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Ermisch Family Cellars 2011 Erendira’s Rise Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley)

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  1. $39
This lovely Pinot was made by veteran Robert Brittan, and shows his practiced and genteel touch at every turn. Silky, sexy and subtle, it’s a charming wine from the bright raspberry scents and crisp fruit flavors right on through the lightly toasty finish. The fruit is perched on a frame of tart acidity, perfectly balanced and structured for aging.  — P.G.  (4/1/2014)
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Archery Summit 2012 Ab Ovo Pinot Gris (Dundee Hills)

  1. $48
The Ab Ovo is principally fermented in a concrete egg, as students of Latin might easily surmise. Richly detailed and layered, the wine displays impeccable balance, ripe citrus and tropical fruit flavors and countering acidity. The egg seems to bring out some additional minerality also.  — P.G.  (4/1/2014)
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Raptor Ridge 2012 Gran Moraine Vineyard Pinot Noir (Yamhill-Carlton District)

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  1. $45
This young, high-density vineyard delivers the goods, with purple, plummy, spicy fruit and excellent concentration and texture. There is a pleasing graininess to the mouthfeel, and layers of complexity that are just beginning to open.  — P.G.  (4/1/2014)
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