Delicious boysenberry fruit dominates this wine, but it doesn't carry through very far. It needs breathing time; when given a few hours, it does seem to expand. Overall, it's a pure and sweet and delicious expression of syrah, giving lots of flavor for the price.
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.