A good, tight, plummy Washington Syrah. The fruit is showcased amid a fascinating smorgasbord of unusual (but Syrah-like) flavors: iron filings, iodine, clove, coffee, a splash of citrus. Complex, young and packed with flavor.
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.