Not as balanced as the winery's regular Syrah, this monster (15.9% alcohol) is thick, smoky, beefy, ripe and extremely rich. Expect a palate-bruising, massive mix of smoke, meat and heat. If that's your favorite style, this nails it.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.