The blend includes 8% Syrah. Sourced from Chandler Reach and Destiny Ridge grapes, aged 19 months in French oak. Spicy and dusty scents accent plummy fruit that seems already to be on a quick aging curve. It's drinking smoothly now, but showing some soft and secondary fruit flavors along with hints of dried leaf and sweet tomato.
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.