The Lawrence Vineyard, on the Royal Slope, has proven itself as a source of fine Syrah. This wine does not reflect the quality that the vineyard can produce. It's a thin, tannic wine whose principal flavor seems to be vanilla.
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.