This shows why Walla Walla has such a fine reputation for Syrah. There's definition, cut and grace to this wine; it's got style. The fruit is tart and bracing, set against steely mineral and composted earth. It hints at other, more Rhône-ish flavors also, and it's a wine that you want to cellar to see where it goes. This is definitely the star of the show among Watermill's debut releases.
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.