Fruit from both Boushey and Ciel du Cheval goes into this special reserve. Always a blockbuster, it is perhaps a touch too ripe in this warm vintage. Dark, jammy, minced pie/fruit compote flavors mix with baked apple, cherry and plum. There are tasty baking spice flavors also, and the wine is ready to be consumed now. The blend includes 12% Mourvèdre and a touch of Viognier.
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.