Most Rogue Valley Syrahs seem to have oppressively dry, heavy tannins, but here the grainy flavors are well-integrated into the mixed red fruits. There is plenty of lightly roasted, coffee bean flavors, and some baker's chocolate lining the finish. Drinks very well right now.
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.