The back label notes that this is the winery's reserve, sourced from Methven Family vineyards. It shows cranberry and blue-plum fruit of moderate ripeness, feeling a bit flat in the mouth. A year in 50% new French oak adds a touch of toastiness.
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.