Honoring winemaker Doug Tunnell's mother Evelyn, this reserve bottling is a blend of barrels and clones, and yields the most concentrated of the Brick House 2011 Pinot Noirs. Cherry blossom scents give way to a solidly built wine with firm fruit flavors of plum and boysenberry preserves. A hint of pretty chocolate shines through the extended finish, bolstered with pitch-perfect tannins.
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.