A lot of people buy Pepper Bridge fruit, but no one makes a better Syrah from it than Charles Smith. Taut, spicy, young and aggressive, this bold wine is like a day of windsurfing. You feel as if you are on the edge of something big, barely holding on. It's a breath of fresh air, a slap in the face that wakes up the palate.
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.