Blood-red and tightly knit, with young, tannic black fruit and spice lighting up the bouquet. It's a much harder and bigger wine than Hyatt's nonreserve bottling, with more powerful fruit, strong bell-pepper scents, and some rugged tannins from 18 months in oak. Will be at its best in 2–3 years.
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.