Almost instantly identifiable as the Ciel du Cheval Syrah, this big and spicy wine offers berries galore. Though held back an extra couple of years before release, it has lost none of its freshness or vitality. Smooth and long, it rolls into a generous wash of butterscotch and chocolate, dotted with spice and finished with a mineral base.
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.