100% Syrah from the same mix of vineyards as the 2005: Stone Valley, Les Collines and Va Piano. It's ripe enough to bring in brambly berry flavors, while retaining some herbal, peppery notes. Streaks of coffee and fresh-turned earth run through it, with excellent definition and balance.
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: email@example.com.