Ray Sandidge is the talented winemaker for Kestrel; for his own label he specializes in Syrah, sourcing fruit from top Yakima Valley sites, such as Minick. This delicious bottle showcases young, sappy fruit, plenty of tart acid, well-managed tannins and a light touch with the oak. 486 cases made. —P.G.
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.