Just 370 cases produced. This pure Syrah is soaked in sweet, cedary oak. The cedar and whiskey barrel scents hit first, but the fruit is substantial and goes deep, with rich cherry, plums and spice. The tannins, smooth and soft, lead into a creamy caramel, layered finish. Balanced and big; it's a style that many consumers will love for its rich, plush flavors.
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.