Immediately delicious, though still tight and lean. Long hang time gives the fruit extra dimension, and the finished wine has grip and polish. Doug McCrea, like David Lake at Columbia, makes Syrah that is built for aging.
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.