This nicely crafted Syrah is sourced from the Lewis, Porteuss, and Sundance vineyards. The barrel regimen was 25% new and 100% French, with minimal racking, unfined and unfiltered. Flavors are compact, a classic mix of wild berry, loam, seaweed and bitter herb. Not for fruit hounds, but detailed and deep.
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.