This is just now being released, unblended Yakima Valley Syrah, with tight, almost impenetrably hard red fruits. It's a little too volatile, with lifted scents that include touches of nail polish, and the tannins are tough and chewy. It's a wine that should be decanted for several hours if you want it to show its best.
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.