Almost entirely whole cluster fermented, this reserve saw just 5% new oak; the rest was neutral. It's clean and sharp-edged, with tangy raspberry fruit. Put it away for a couple more years, and drink from 2020 on.
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.