This Syrah is a blend of four different clones, and it's aging regimen is comprised of one-third new oak and two-thirds neutral oak. Quite dark in color and temperament, its roasted, smoky flavors are specific and highly individual. If you like the flavor of slightly burnt cake that's scraped off the bottom of a baking pan, you'll enjoy this. Black fruit, roasted earth and more, this is a big, big wine.
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.