The word “reserve“ is hidden on the back label. Another surprise—under the thick wax capsule is a glass seal, certain to ambush more than a few unsuspecting cork-pullers! The wine inside is very much of a piece with the regular bottling—aromatic, bright and sappy, with a strong citrus/pineapple streak.
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.