This is 100% Syrah, dark and sappy, with sweet primary fruit flavors. It is a good indication of the quality and style of mainstream Washington Syrah, unblended and seemingly unoaked. Tastes of blue plum and spicy cherry fruit, with perfectly balanced acids and surprising density for its price. It's even got a finishing lick of licorice.
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.