A beautiful Syrah, sappy, bold and precise, that needs some airing/decanting to fully open. Bright berry fruit is cut with a broad swath of coffee, black olive and a trace of mint. Smooth and satiny right through a very satisfying, lengthy finish, that adds vanilla and dried herb.
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.