Often the best of a stellar Syrah lineup, the 2007 Clifton Hill designate is firm, tight and dense – still showing a youthful shell. Co-fermented with three percent Viognier, the black cherry fruit carries compact layers of graphite, bitter chocolate and dried herb. The concentration and length suggest that this is the most cellarworthy of the Bunnell Family Syrahs.
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.