One senses a bit of friendly competition between the husband (Steve of Steve's Reserve) and wife (Flora) who own this property. The nod in 2015 goes to Flora, for this elegant, sophisticated wine with old vine grace and detail. A cascade of aromas and following flavors trail orange peel, honey, plum, cherry, chocolate and sweet spices. The texture and length are superb, with fine balance throughout.
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.