This is crafted from the oldest vines, planted a quarter-century ago. Toast and caramel flavors wrap around lightly roasted raspberry/strawberry fruit. Highlights of rose petals and cola come into play, as this reserve-level effort shows both grip and persistence.
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.