A mélange of sweet and spicy berries—like delicious pastry—is front and center here. This pure varietal, single vineyard Syrah was fermented in large, neutral barrels, pushing the fruit forward. Hints of loam and white pepper add interest, though the wine flattens out a bit in the finish.
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.