Just two barrels—both new French oak—were selected for this reserve bottling. There's a bit more concentration here than in the estate Pinot, with cranberry and cherry fruit, balancing acidity and tannins that show flavors of black tea. A whiff and taste of toast adds some zip to the finish.
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.