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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Ken Wright 2012 Abbott Claim Vineyard Pinot Noir (Yamhill-Carlton District)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $65
From first sniff this exquisite wine grabs you and won’t let go. Brambly berries, redolent with rich umami notes of spice and pine needle cascade into a wine densely packed with fruit and herbs. It lingers, opens and becomes more and more expressive, with soil-generated flavors of forest floor.  — P.G.  (8/1/2014)
96
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Ken Wright 2012 Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $65
The Freedom Hill selection from Ken Wright has never been better than this exceptionally rich, dark and dense Pinot Noir. Black cherry, smoke, earth and chocolate intertwine in a remarkably smooth, long, complex and extended finish. A sensational wine to enjoy right now.  — P.G.  (8/1/2014)
95
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Ken Wright 2012 Tanager Vineyard Pinot Noir (Yamhill-Carlton District)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $65
The Tanager ranks among the top three wines from Ken Wright in a superb lineup. A rich mix of Asian spices coat a sensuous wine with a rich core of ripe black cherry fruit. Seams of cola and sassafras run through the palate, and on into a lengthy and utterly delicious finish. Cellar this if you can keep your hands off it!  — P.G.  (8/1/2014)
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Domaine Drouhin Oregon 2010 Laurène Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $65
This reserve-level Pinot from DDO is exceptional in every way. Silky, elegant and deeply-fruited, it marries a plush midpalate of red berries and cherries to compelling grace notes of pine needle, cola and mocha. Delicious and ageworthy; if past vintages are any indication, this can go until 2029.  — P.G.  (8/1/2014)
94
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Owen Roe 2012 Merriman Vineyard Pinot Noir (Yamhill-Carlton District)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $55
This wine is dark, deep and densely flavored with black cherry, cola and coffee. It tastes bigger than its moderate alcohol might suggest, and powers through to a long, lushly fruity finish.  — P.G.  (8/1/2014)
94
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Seven Hills 2011 Seven Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (Walla Walla Valley (OR))

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $45
This vineyard designate, showcasing the oldest vines from the oldest vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley, piles on the details of earth, grape and barrel. There’s cassis, blackberry and fig in generously layered profusion, along with substantial components of dried herbs, cedar and pipe tobacco. The exceptional complexity, balance and length make this a sure-fire…  — P.G.  (8/1/2014)
94
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The Eyrie Vineyards 2012 Original Vines Pinot Gris (Dundee Hills)

  • Editors' Choice
  • Online Exclusive
  1. $33
These “Original Vines” are in fact the oldest Pinot Gris vines in the country. They deliver exquisite details of earth and stone around a solid core of apple and Asian pear. It’s bone dry, with exceptional depth.  — P.G.  (8/1/2014)
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Ken Wright 2012 Canary Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir (Eola-Amity Hills)

  1. $65
The 30-year-old vines at Canary Hill seem to have ripened well at lower brix, yielding a full-flavored, forward wine with lovely plum and cherry fruit. There also are pleasing details of leaf and cured meat, in a wine that keeps on giving the more you look.  — P.G.  (8/1/2014)
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