This is the fourth edition of this Côte-Rotie-inspired bottling, which combines fruit from both Ciel du Cheval and Boushey vineyards. In classic Rhône style, some Viognier (7%) is also included in the blend. This cuvée is the biggest and spiciest of all the McCrea Syrahs, and needs a bit more time to unwrap, hence the later release date.
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.