This has a strong and pure Walla Walla character; the fruit is splayed out broadly across the palate, a luscious mix of strawberries, blueberries, cherries and cassis. There are other veins of flavor running alongside: chocolate, coffee, black olive, licorice, anise and a hint of 5-spice. Big and full and deeply flavorful, this is perhaps the iconic K Syrah.
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.