This clever blend is 62% Syrah and 38% Petite Sirah, hence the name. Juicy, spicy and dark, it explodes from the glass with sweet loganberry and peppered chocolate. The darker flavors of graphite and earth, along with streaks of chalk and stem, lead into well-ripened, slightly grainy tannins.
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.