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.
Not quite as ripe as the 2014 but just as delicious, this biodynamically-farmed estate wine is Rex Hill's top reserve. Its old vine complexity shows in its substantial, full-bodied berry, plum and cherry flavors, a beet root note running down the center. At this time, the barrel aging flavors are a bit hidden, but experience suggests it will continue to improve over the next decade or longer.