This excellent single-vineyard varietal Syrah is thick with blueberry/boysenberry fruit. A real crowd-pleaser, the aging for 22 months in half new French oak layers in smoke and coffee liqueur. Powers does a fine job of achieving ripeness and keeping alcohol levels in check.
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.