Deep, spicy and heavily extracted, this estate-grown Syrah is an excellent expression of a clear-cut Washington approach to the grape. The tangy blue fruit is etched in citrus rind, especially grapefruit, which gives it a marvelous acidic lift throughout the palate. Tight, young, sharp and focused, it promises good development over the next decade.
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.