Why eight? Because this is a selection of the best eight barrels of Syrah from the Goose Ridge vineyard. Sweet scents of wheat, wet hay, citrus and earth are married to fruit flavors of berry and spicy pepper. It's a complex but nicely-defined assortment of details, with more herbal tannins than sweet fruit.
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.