The reserve spends 18 months in 50% new French oak. It's already drinking well and hinting at quickly-maturing tannins. Soft and lightly leathery, it mixes rose petals, milk chocolate and sandalwood in with the pretty cherry fruit. Drink now and over the next few 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.