Rated 89 points from Wine Spectator, this is a great value-priced Pinot Noir from Oregon at just under $15 per bottle. In the glass, this wine is medium-light in color and body. On the nose, one gets a lot of dark cherry, a hint of anise and some floral scents. In the mouth, this Pinot has a good fruit/acid ratio giving the medium-long finish a nice balance throughout. The alcohol, at 13%, is not domineering, but contributes to a well-balanced wine. For this wine, grapes are sourced from throughout the Pacific Northwest, with much of the fruit coming from the Willamette Valley. The '08 O'Reilly's was delightful with broiled salmon and drank well on its own. This is a great everyday wine if you have enough to drink it everyday.
Having lived in Northern California for 25 years, I've had an ever-increasing interest in wine (especially red) and wine-food pairings. My favorite varietals are Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah from Sonoma and Napa, Pinot Noir from Oregon, and Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone wines from France.