Syrah is a relative rarity from this appellation. Harvested at one ton per acre, this one brings light aromas of earth, white pepper, herb and smoked meat. It's palate coating, with reserved red fruit and spice flavors that bring a compelling sense of texture. There's no apparent new oak influence, keeping the focus on the fruit. Put it on the dinner table and it will shine.
In addition to his work at Wine Enthusiast, Sean P. Sullivan is the founder of Washington Wine Report, a site dedicated to the wines and wineries of the Pacific Northwest that has twice been named ‘Best Single Subject Wine Blog’ by the Wine Blog Awards. Sullivan has authored over 100 print articles on Northwest wine. He resides in Seattle, Washington.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.