This is a new bottling from Walter Dacon, made exclusively from the exceptional Boushey vineyard. It is always a pleasure to taste pure Syrah from Boushey, and this expresses the nuances of soil and vine that the vineyard is so capable of. The fruit is ripe but subdued, and there are interesting layers of leaf, herb, earth and smoke that add texture to the wild blackberry 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.