Several hours passed before the bottling aromas blew off and this wine began to show its fruit. By then it tasted of pretty strawberry and cherry, with herb and earth notes running into the finish. As a reserve, it seems surprisingly lighter than the regular bottlings of the two component wines from the same vintage.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.