Syncline's winemaker James Mantone is putting out a fascinating lineup of single-vineyard 100%-varietal wines from unusual grapes like Grenache Blanc. Lime and grapefruit scents and flavors are evident, along with light Asian pear and jicama highlights. The cool vintage emphasizes a gin-like botanical flavor. This is a balanced effort, with a medium-long finish.
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.