Syrah dominates, happily, dialing in lovely peppery spice that enlivens the tangy red fruit. Again there is a chalky quality, as if some acidification was done, and the front end is better than the back. But this grower/winemaker definitely has some excellent Syrah to work with.
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.