A fine expression of Washington Syrah, this is a lighter style, and therefore more detailed with subtle notes of herb, citrus, earth, tart berries and more. There is plenty of acidity, the tannins are polished into the background, and the barrel notes bring in mocha and milk chocolate flavors. Accessible and elegant, this is a fine value.
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.