The reserve wine is a barrel selection, limited to just 65 cases. I confess that I did not find a great difference between the reserve and the regular bottling. The same quite leafy flavors were much in evidence; this wine may have had a bit more tannin and it also finished with an unusual minty note.
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.