#75 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2010
The 2008 A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir reveals all of the depth, concentration and beauty of the 2008 vintage. Deeply colored with aromas of minerals, red and black cherries, and spice, the wine opens in the mouth with rich, red and blue fruits, dark spice and dusty tannins. Great ripe acidity and tannic structure bring balance to this classic, succulent, intense wine, perhaps the most beautiful Pinot Noir we have made.
Very good Pinot Noir for this price and I enjoy that it is from the States.
Light & Fruity
This had a somewhat smoky flavor and was very light. I couldn't decide if that was beneficial or not. I was not impressed with this wine, but I'm only an occasional pinot drinker. I also typically like peppery pinots, which this wasn't. For $20, you can do better.
Light body, average good. It's okay but there are too many 2007 & 2008s from the west coast that are superior.