I quickly run out of superlatives for this spectacular wine. It is satiny and saturated with pure, clean Syrah flavors, the fruit dancing from plum to mulberry to pie cherry, laced with smoke and white pepper. Fine grained tannins ride the finish, which continues to send up little spice flares as it lingers in the back of the throat. This is a wine anyone would be proud to call their own.
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.