The Deux Verres reserve spent 16 months in a mix of new, used and neutral oak. Compact and stubbornly unyielding, its tart red fruit is thinly layered with herbal tannins and sharp acidity. A couple more years of bottle age could help soften it up.
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.