This is Pinot for Syrah lovers. It's saturated and intensely spicy, with liquorous black fruits swathed in Christmas cake baking spices. Espresso and dark chocolate come into the mix also, as well as some lingering stem flavors in the 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.