The McKinley Springs Syrah has an intense, peppery, aromatic nose. Beyond the penetrating spice are layers of raspberry, black cherry, pepper and espresso, underscored with a musky chocolate. A finishing hint of orange zest (from a tiny bit of co-fermented Viognier) adds interest, and the finish lingers with sweet fruit right on through the end. This wine really pops. 438 cases produced.
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.