Boushey is one of the premier sites for Syrah in Washington, and this dense, almost syrupy wine shows why. Sappy blackberry fruit holds the center, surrounded with dark, tannic flavors of espresso, licorice and pepper. This is obviously great fruit; a lighter hand at the press would mitigate the rough tannins and up the score.
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.