Part of a new reserve-level series from single vineyard blocks, this wine contains 100% Whistling Ridge Vineyard fruit, fermented with 65% whole clusters. It's tart and citrusy, with brambly berry and cola touches. There are plenty of stem and skin flavors, but the texture and length somewhat compensate. Tuck it away to revisit in the early 2020s.
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.