This is a rarely made super-reserve from the 30-year-old Ridgecrest vineyard. It echoes the other 2011 reserve bottling from Chehalem, with extra concentration and grip. The fruit flavors run to raspberry and cherry, and the wine is balanced and crisply defined.
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.