This is a pleasing, well-crafted Syrah, 100% varietal, and sourced from the excellent Lewis vineyard. The wine displays a nicely balanced mix of earth, herb, citrus, spice and berry. It feels lighter than its 14.6% alcohol, but the flavors persist, finishing with fine-grained tannins and a streak of coffee/mocha.
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.