The ever-popular Stained Tooth Syrah hits a high water mark this year. It's dark and smoky, a complex smorgasbord with earthy, brambly fruit compote streaked with a rich vein of vanilla. Dense and compelling, it layers in wild, peppery herbal highlights through an extended finish.
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.