This is arguably the best of the current Agate Ridge reds. It's a nicely focused Syrah, mixing flavors of raspberry, chocolate and coffee syrup into a ripe bundle. The tannins are supportive and proportionate.
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.