For the third time in four years, Dry Hollow fruit has helped deliver a Platinum to winemaker Rich Cushman and the Bickford family he crafts the wine for at Mt. Hood. One of the most expressive Syrahs of the judging, there’s a constant flow of black fruit, campfire s’mores, cured meat, black licorice, tobacco and cracked black peppercorns. The espresso grounds tannin structure provides plenty of cellar life and a superb accompaniment for smoked pork ribs. Award: Cascadia International (gold).
Rating: Double Platinum, 98 points
Production: 234 cases