You'll find great purity of fruit in this 100% Syrah, aged in 50% new French oak. Berries and plums fill in a gorgeous midpalate, then streaks of spice and coffee kick in, with a lovely vein of cured meat. In short, a classic cool-climate Syrah, beautifully rendered.
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.