Syrah is Dave Stephenson's forté, and this new release is sharp, racy and bright with citrus flavors. The acids taste like lemons and orange peel, while the fruit is tart and the tannins earthy. A broad swath of earth and fungus circles the wine like the asteroid belt, deepening and lengthening the flavors.
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.