This, the first O·S Reserve, evolved from the best two barrels of Ulysses '04 (24 barrels total) which we aged for an additional 12 months, for a total of 30 months. Deep purple red with reserved aromatics. There are hints of nutmeg, black cherry and cedar on the nose, as well as the distinctive Sheridan Vineyard earthiness. On the palate there is an upfront burst of black fruit flavors laced with notes of dark chocolate and vanilla. The velvety tannic structure builds through the mid-palate and carries the flavors through a lengthy delicious finish.
WINE MAKER'S NOTES
44 % Merlot, 32 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 21 % Cabernet Franc,3% Petit Verdot
RATINGS & AWARDS
Rated: 89 by Wine Enthusiast
ORIGIN OF GRAPE
This grape comes from the Sheridan Vineyard in Yakima Valley AVA