Bigger, darker, bolder and more alcoholic than the winery's reserve, this is another fine effort. Depending upon your preference (power v. elegance) you may or may not prefer it over the more restrained reserve. Full, fleshy, youthful and structured to age.
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.