(From 2010 Vintage) The name "Elizabeth’s Reserve" was first used in 1986 to designate the blend of their best barrels of Pinot noir. "Supple and streaked with chocolate and caramel, this explosion of cherry, cassis, cola and Dr. Pepper contains sneaky notes of tobacco and pepper threaded through the lingering finish.
The name “Elizabeth’s Reserve” was first used in 1986 to designate the blend of our best barrels of Pinot noir. From 1987 until 1999 it designated a single vineyard wine, but in 2000 returned to a “best of winery” reserve - the best barrels from our best lots. Most of the fruit for this wine (65%) comes from five of our estate vineyards located on south-facing slopes of the Chehalem Mountains and Ribbon Ridge. With many wonderful lots representing different soil types, clones, site climates, fermenter sizes, and barrel characteristics, winemaker Dave Paige pulls together those that best create a reserve level wine, one that truly reflects the vintage and character of our corner of the Willamette Valley.
Wine EnthusiastRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 12/01/2013
Robert ParkerRating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/12/2013