This bottling was skipped in 2005, but it's back, with fruit from McKinley Springs and Alder Creek. It's all Syrah, and has a flavor profile different from the other Bunnell Syrahs, with soft, lush, polished, silky tannins saturated with earthy, composty flavors. It's a big wine, loaded with cherry fruit, earth, tar and butter; despite its girth, it's a lapdog of a wine that could be cellared, but why wait?
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.