This limited release reserve saw 25% new French oak, putting a toasty frame around ripe, muscular black cherry fruit. It's broad, fresh and forward, showing some of the cola/Dr. Pepper flavors of the AVA.
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.