This is just the second vintage for the winery's new, high-end reserve wines, and reflects the vintage. Tight, compact and muscular, it is packed with dark black cherry and blackberry fruit, hard tannins and a robust structure. At the moment it is still recovering from its recent bottling; the score could rise substantially.
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.