A Syrah with some depth and muscle. The blend includes 8% Merlot from the same vineyard. This is toasty, dark and loaded with ripe black fruit. Though it lacks the details of the best Syrahs, it has plenty of good flavor, is well-balanced, and finishes with mass and power.
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.