Light and bright, a shade darker than a hearty Rhône rosé, this cherry- and strawberry-flavored pacer displays saddle leather and earth notes that provide interest and depth. Fairly high in acidity, and with brisk, lightly peppery tannins, this would be great with cheese or spicy hors d’oeuvres.
Some youthful minty cherry marks the nose. The palate is heavy on the tangy red fruits: cranberry and raspberry. A clean quaffer and a nice introduction to the world of Oregon Pinot. Has the varietal correctness, but it’s trim as a stick.