87 points

Hinman 2013 Pinot Noir (Oregon)

Despite its youth this is quickly peaking in flavor. It’s light but interesting, with rosewater, red apple and strawberry flavors. Tannins are soft and there’s a suggestion of saddle leather. It offers plenty of enjoyment for a Pinot at this price.

 — P.G.   Published 8/1/2015
  • Editors' Choice
87 points

Hinman 2002 Riesling (Oregon)

A big mouthful of tangy grapefruit, with a nice, crisp citrus-rind tang on the finish.

 — P.G.   Published 12/1/2003
  • Best Buy
86 points

Hinman 2000 Rogue Red (Rogue Valley)

“Rogue” is right—there’s Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, Grenache and Malbec in here. It’s a good wine, but its components keep it from having much of a discernible style of its own. Roasted red berries and cherries dominate the palate; finishes with oak and a little acid. —D.M.

 — D.T.   Published 12/31/2002
86 points

Hinman 1999 Pinot Noir (Oregon)

Kudos for the clear lucidity of this simple little wine, with its fragrant bouquet of chocolate and sweet cherry. In the mouth there are flavors of stem and earth, cranberries and tart acids, with a hint of bitterness in the tannins. —P.G.

 — P.G.   Published 4/1/2002
84 points

Hinman 2001 Pinot Gris (Oregon)

The sweet, pleasant nose has plenty of citrus and tropical fruit. One whiff gets you excited. But the palate is nonexpressive, offering just the basics in terms of apples and spice. The finish, meanwhile, turns round and heavy, with no acid backbone to speak of. In the end you wind up wondering what happened to the…

 — M.S.   Published 12/31/2002
82 points

Hinman 1999 Chardonnay (Oregon)

The aroma and taste of this simple wine is completely dominated by artificial butter; it’s like a mouthful of microwave popcorn. Many people like microwave popcorn, but not necessarily to drink. Apart from that, it’s light, watery, and lacking any distinct varietal character. —P.G.

 — P.G.   Published 4/1/2002