Tart, tight and taut, this well-balanced Syrah walks the line between bramble and herb. It's medium-bodied, and the fruit flavors suggest strawberry and raspberry rather than deeper ripeness. Earthy, mushroom and umami highlights create an interesting 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.