This is the first reserve from Dusted Valley; it's dense, black and deeply scented with smoke, pepper, blackberry, black cherry, tobacco and licorice. It's 100% Syrah, and it's muscular and meaty, with appropriate streaks of herb, earth, bark and even some floral top notes. This wine has great potential, but definitely needs to breathe to show its best.
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.