The Sheila reserve is a block and barrel selection, and brings an extra dollop of fruit concentration when compared side-by-side with the other estate reserve. Both are wines of immaculate detail, here with a lush mix of strawberry, raspberry and cherry fruit, augmented with streaks of cola and red licorice. The balance and length are impressive.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: email@example.com.