A well-balanced, taut Syrah, walking the tightrope between juicy and astringent, with a forceful minerality under the fresh berry fruit. Like a bite of fresh boysenberry pie, with a hint of pie crust along with the delicious fruit. The acidity and overall balance suggest that aging this wine another 6–8 years will continue to improve it.
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.