The Deal is the real dea—Syrah with all the peppery herb and earthy fruit flavor that this grape can provide. A smoked ham/cured meat component emerges as flavors weave into the back of the throat; nicely integrated. Threads of herb and dried leaf continue into the finish, along with a streak of pure cherry.
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.