Ripe peaches, mango and citrus jump from the glass; there's no lack of lush fruit in this reserve. Oddly, despite barrel fermentation, the fruit completely overshadows any trace of oak. Juicy and ripe, with some slightly bitter citrus rind in the finish.
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.