Made from fruit from what many consider to be the finest site for growing Syrah in the state, this wine opens gracefully to reveal scents of plump berry, vanilla and tobacco. Briefly aged in a mix of one- and two-year-old French oak barrels, it offers concentrated berry and black cherry flavors that never turn syrupy. The crisp acidity suggests cellaring for up to a decade.
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.