Red Willow was one of the first vineyards in the Northwest to grow Syrah. Subsequently, other parts of Washington have proven quite adept with the grape, but Red Willow retains its own unique personality. Reticent, textured, lightly herbal and hinting at smoke and tobacco, it's a wine that will develop gently over time and surprise with its depth and wealth of flavors. Cellar Candidate (8-10 years)
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.