91 Points

Friday, March 29, 2013 - Thought I was in trouble when the cork screw went in and the cork appeared soft, but pulled right out intact. Cork was 2/3 infiltrated but wine not compromised. Really great bouquet upon opening, and no confusion this is from Oregon. Right now at 6 years, nicely balanced, not overdone with fruit, acid gives it a tang but not excessive, and balanced by other soil flavors. One of those is iron. Some people are sensitive to the presence of an iron taste and may not enjoy it, but worked well for me. Color was on the light side for a pinot, but I'm used to the denser Cali styles. Think PG may be one of the best values in Oregon pinot out there. I have encountered bottle variation in the past, and these seem sensitive to agin, tasting one way when young and another with a few years under their belt. Recommended. CT indicates drink by 2012, possibly for fading fruit, but would say it could last a few more years, as the trade off would be more complexity.

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