A perennial favorite, the REX HILL Reserve bottling with its deep color and darker fruit profile is perhaps our most anticipated release of the year and the 2017 vintage ranks among our favorites to date. Ripe, dark plums, pomegranate, prune, black cherry and concentrated blackberry notes mingle with buckwheat honey on the nose. Cacao and spice show through the redolent black fruits on the velvety, rich palate, a hallmark of the Reserve wines each year. Generous supple tannins, bright acidity and moderate alcohol are impeccably balanced. Built for the long-term, but pleasurable now, too.