From a cooler site, the Boushey shows more of the roasted, smoky character of Syrah. It's harvested a month later than the Ciel du Cheval Syrah, so it's a rougher, fleshier wine with some alcoholic heat in the finish. But man, what a riot of flavors!
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.