This is 100% Syrah sourced from Candy Mountain, Stone Tree and Kestrel View. Substantial, chewy, ripe and bracing, it's the best of the 2004 lineup from Beresan. You get saturated color, a lush, fragrant nose, and spicy, peppery cherry fruit with some pretty tobacco accents. In the mouth it's just plain delicious. There's a perfect streak of vanilla/coffee/Kahlùa running through the spine, and the wine unfolds in a long, seamless finish.
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.