The fruit, from Walla Walla's great Morrison Lane Vineyard, is flat out sensational. Co-fermented with a generous 6% Viognier, it's a gorgeously aromatic Syrah. Whiff after whiff mixes mineral, bacon fat, wild berry and citrus rind; once in the mouth the flavors rainbow out harmoniously, elegant and constantly shifting.
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.