This expresses the Walla Walla character nicely; a unique mix of acid, wild berry, spice, earth and compost. Compared with other Spofford vineyard Syrahs it's on the light side, yet has amazing persistence and pure varietal character. At this price, it's a fine introduction to Walla Walla 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.