Smoky, dark, tannic and spicy, this inky-dark Syrah is packed with flavors of sweet cherries and has a big, Port-like structure. It seems built for immediate enjoyment, not cellaring. In the world of pricey Washington Syrah it really stands alone. Big flavor, small price.
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.