Lovely aromatics introduce this single-vineyard Syrah. It shows excellent complexity, from the opening floral aromatics on through the dense mix of compost, black tea, cherry tobacco and clove in the finish. The grapy young fruit is succulent and fresh, and suggests that aging until 2017–2019 will improve this wine still further.
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.