This is McCrea's top-of-the-line Syrah, a lush and deeply expressive wine that includes about 7% Viognier. Black fruits, vivid acids, and plenty of roasted new oak flavors kick the finish into high gear. —P.G.
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.