Citrus oil, cherries, clean earth and sweet coffee notes configure this well-crafted Syrah from McKinley Springs vineyard grapes. More flavors emerge with time—black olive and pepper, dried herbs and sandalwood. Bright and assertive, with precisely defined 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.