This tight, chewy, spicy Syrah fills out as it breathes. Though not as big and ripe as the other Tulpen reds, this brings in subtle nuances of herb, spice, mint and white pepper. Bottom line: more structure, but less hedonistic fruit.
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.