2016 vintage notes
93 points Wine Spectator: "Shows structure and sleek polish, with expressive raspberry and rose petal aromas and layered red plum, black tea and spice flavors that linger toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024."
The Reserve program has evolved from an every-so-often produced bottling to the mainstay of PGC's production. The Reserve allows them to accomplish two very important things: firstly, to use barrels from vineyard designated sites that quite represent the vineyard's profile, thereby making the vineyard designates true expressions of the site and vintage. Secondly, it allows them to create a blended wine that has a degree of consistency to it each vintage that is of high-quality and will sell for less than $25. As Patty and Jim say, "We are wine consumers just as we are winemakers and we understand the absolute necessity for good quality Pinot at more of an every day sort-of price."