Lush and fruity, this has a raisiny, cooked prune quality to its fruit. It's sweet and roasted, easy-going, and fits in neatly with the winery's lineup of ripe, soft reds. But it could be almost anything in that lineup; it doesn't have any of the particular character that makes Washington Syrah so distinctive.
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.