Many of the same vineyard sources that supply the winery's reserve are found here as well; this feels like a lighter, less concentrated version of that more expensive bottling. But there is more: nuances of cola, root beer, green tea, grilled meat and molasses that seem to be missing from the bigger wine. This is not a screamer, but it will make you happy.
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.