A clean, varietal nose introduces this complex Yakima Valley Syrah. Mixed notes of fennel, anise, herb and coffee wrap around tight, tangy red fruits. The balance and definition are excellent; the finish has just a hint of stem.
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.