This may be the best Syrah yet from this promising young Walla Walla winery. It's sappy and full, spicy and textural, and the fruit is concentrated and lively, with a mix of grape, cherry and berry sweetness. A young, forward wine, it is showing the sort of bright and primary fruit flavors that can be so appealing, but it is also built to age and should improve over the next five or six years.
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.