The outstanding Elerding vineyard provided the fruit in 2006. From the opening whiff of dried spice, fresh herb, pepper and earth, it opens into a rich palate stocked with wild fruits, moist earth, coffee grounds and leafy forest floor materials. If you enjoy your Syrah on the wild side, you will want a bottle of this.
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.