The Applegate Valley is looking more and more like the perfect spot for Syrah in southern Oregon. Here are pretty mulberry and blueberry fruit flavors, with medium concentration and snappy tangy acids. The flavors are persistent and balanced, and hints of bacon and cured meats put a varietal signature on the finish.
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.