Smelling of pure Syrah, annotated with rock and white pepper, this is graceful, muscular and compact. The wild blueberry fruit is not too sweet and has a clean, resonant finish. It still needs time to knit together and bring the barrel flavors into focus.
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.