The Snowden Reserve, our finest wine, is a studied blend of our favorite lots. We want it to be the best expression possible of our vineyard in every vintage. The 2005 Reserve has a beautiful nose of blueberries and sweet fruit spiced with licorice, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. It is rich, powerful and multi-layered with velvety tannins and a smooth, long finish. The structure and character of Snowden Vineyards express themselves fully. This wine can be enjoyed now, but I am confident that it will continue to evolve and provide pleasure over the next ten years.
Smooth and rich for the vintage, with ripe, plush, concentrated currant, black cherry and blackberry fruit. Deep and focused, this finishes with firm, dry tannins, but also good length and depth. Best from 2008 through 2013. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.