The winery identifies this as their reserve-level wine, giving it 14 months in 50% new French oak barrels. Raspberry and cherry flavors are prominent, along with scents and flavors of cookie dough. The wine has moderate depth and length, although the tannins turn a little bitter. Some additional bottle age should help smooth it out.
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.