The fruit carries considerable sweetness, although the wine is probably under 1% RS. Peach, apricot and lemon drop candy flavors fill the mouth, with supporting acidity. The reserve designation suggests a much bigger wine; this is not that, but it is balanced and has surprising concentration and length.
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.