Out of Syncline's lineup of pure, varietal white Rhône-style wines, the Marsanne may be the most complete. It deals melon and Mandarin orange flavors, which are set amidst light, floral notes and supporting acids. Round and balanced, this is drinking quite well now, and it can be kept for another 2–3 years.
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.