Just 100 cases (four barrels) made it into the reserve, sourced from the Pommard vineyard blocks. A slight step beyond the outstanding “regular” Schindler, this is chewier, blockier, all-around bigger. Same plummy, dried cherry fruit flavors, with compelling details of forest floor and tobacco. Gets more delicious through the finish, which seems to hang in the throat for a long while.
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.