This limited (350 case) selection tastes strongly of bourbon barrel, with red fruits in a supporting role. Syrah adds some focus and spice; it's a good match. Young, tight and compact, may benefit from additional cellaring.
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.