Though it's 80% Syrah, the rest of this wine includes all five Bordeaux grapes. It smells and tastes powerfully of new French oak, wrapped around sweet cherry and cola flavors. Cedary and chocolaty through the finish, it carries a suggestion of sweetness, though it's listed as bone dry.
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.