This is definitely showing the tight, tart, almost steely side of Syrah. It focuses on minerality, a rarely seen rocky aspect to the grape, without the earthy funk or jammy fruit of Walla Walla Syrahs. Sleek and elegant and very well-crafted.
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.