La Nuit Magique—the magic night—is Erath's blend of top vineyards. It's 30% Bishop Creek, 40% Prince Hill and 30% Knights Gambit. It's round, fruity, full-flavored and loaded with chocolate and butterscotch—all good. But it doesn't carry the extra dimensions and layers one hopes for in a true reserve. Drink up and enjoy it in its youth.
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.