The addition of 5% Grenache and 4% Viognier—roughly the same as last year's excellent wine—enhances this fruity, forward, well-built Syrah. It's a light, open and attractive style; fragrant, varietal and effusively fruity. Don't look for power or mass here; it's all up front. This is quite delicious.
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.