This 72% Syrah/ 28% Cab Sauvignon blend, from the biodynamic Cailloux vineyard, displays characteristic aromas that mix silage, moist earth, resin, green tea and mixed herbal aromatics. The base flavor is bready, yeasty, leesy; the fruits are compact and hinting at pomegranate, strawberry and red plum. The Cab adds a pleasing minerality to the finish. Cellar Candidate (up to 10 years).
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.