Always a classic Walla Walla Syrah, this is made from fruit sourced from the oldest Syrah vineyard in the valley. It's a supple, sexy, smoky, sappy wine, both rich and expressive in this very ripe vintage. It's done in an open-and-enjoy-now style, but it can age as well, and it will develop more and more nuances as it does.
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.