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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Va Piano 2011 Les Collines Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $65
Va Piano has introduced a stellar series of single-vineyard Syrahs. But if you had to pick just one, it would have to be this massive, beautifully structured bottle from Les Collines vineyard. Concentrated boysenberry fruit leads into a firm, sleek, subtle wine with even deeper flavors of black cherry, chocolate, espresso and baking spices.  — P.G.  (9/1/2014)
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Guardian Cellars 2013 Angel Sauvignon Blanc (Red Mountain)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $20
From the astonishing Klipsun Vineyard, this wine is rich in Red Mountain fruit, polished by winemaker Jerry Riener. Barrel-fermented in new French oak, this matches ripe, tropical fruit flavors to barrel-generated streaks of toast and caramel.  — P.G.  (9/1/2014)
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Va Piano 2012 Les Collines Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $65
Almost jet black, this single-vineyard reserve sports marvelously complex aromas of smoked meat and dark fruits. Those perfectly ripened and layered berry, black cherry and cassis flavors are wrapped in slightly smoky, super-smooth tannins.  — P.G.  (9/1/2014)
94
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Doubleback 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $89
This is Doubleback’s first vintage to include estate-grown grapes in the blend. Truffle, mocha and ripe purple-fruit scents explode from the glass. Ample acidity underscores the chewy tannins. A dense and ageworthy wine, this needs more bottle-age to show its best; try after 2018.  — P.G.  (9/1/2014)
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Guardian Cellars 2011 Gun Metal Red (Columbia Valley (WA))

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $39
A Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this also holds small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Sourced from the Conner Lee and Stonetree vineyards, it’s supple, smooth and textural, with elegant, perfectly ripened fruit and a judicious application of two-thirds new French oak. It captures the elegance, restraint and overall structure of…  — P.G.  (9/1/2014)
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Guardian Cellars 2011 The Wanted Red (Columbia Valley (WA))

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $37
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, The Wanted is sourced from the Stillwater Creek and Stonetree vineyards. This textural, Cab-on-Cab creation is loaded with fig, plum, cherry and cassis fruit, highlights of cedar and tobacco, and supple, rich, ripe tannins. The wine is showing beautifully, but can only get even better with more age.  — P.G.  (9/1/2014)
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Côte Bonneville 2013 DuBrul Vineyard Riesling (Yakima Valley)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $22
This hides its 37 g/L residual sugar with bracing acidity and overall complexity. A dense run of ripe fruits—Meyer lemon, sweet pineapple, orange, tangerine and papaya—carries an interesting black tea note. The sweetness is detailed and complex, with honey and ginger candy flavors.  — P.G.  (9/1/2014)
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Tamarack Cellars 2012 Dionysus Vineyard Petit Verdot (Columbia Valley (WA))

  • Editors' Choice
  • Online Exclusive
  1. $30
Fans of Petit Verdot, which has almost attained cult status in Washington, will not want to miss this spectacular effort. Bright, chewy and muscular though it is, the tannins have been polished perfectly, and set off with 40% new oak, adding dark, smoky chocolate and espresso flavors. The acidity keeps up, underscoring tart berry fruit with some sweet green-tomato…  — P.G.  (9/1/2014)
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