Coelho's estate reserve shows extra weight on the palate, especially as it's from a riper vintage than the recently released 2011s. Cherry-cola flavors fill the core of this wine, with hints of burnt pepper as it opens up. The finish brings in more peppery, herbal highlights. Drink soon.
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.