Spicy and young, this tart and tannic Syrah is some years away from its optimal drinking window. It was co-fermented with 5% Viognier, boosting the aromatics. Though still tight and sharp-toned, the length and focus are impressive, and the finish lingers gracefully, another suggestion that this is a wine to tuck away in the cellar.
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.