This is bang-on clean and varietal Syrah, with a confident mix of sharp, toasty barrel flavors married to bright, acidic, berry-flavored fruit. Juicy and spicy, it's a great companion to the winery's Red Mountain Syrah, and shows the different character of the varied Washington terroir. It's just 14.2% alcohol, but it has a lot of power and kick to it.
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.