Phil Lane is the estate vineyard, and it delivers what is perhaps the most reticent and lightly herbal of all the K Syrahs. Along with black cherry and currant come pronounced flavors of bark, earth and forest floor. It has varietal character and excellent structure, but it can seem a bit harsh unless decanted for several hours.
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.