After all the big Paso and Santa Barbara Syrahs we have had this Columbia Valley, Washington Syrah seems so light, but oh is it smooth! Nice nose, great color, subtle mellow flavor and a wonderful light finish. Rated 91 by both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, this is a real treat. [My Rating [Link], 9] Winemakers Notes:
The wine is a deep purple color with aromatics of white pepper, rose petal, cocoa and raspberries. A perfect balance of subtle earth, coffee and chocolate are joined by raspberry-blueberry lushness on the palate. This Cote Rotie-style Syrah features a small amount of Viognier which contributes an interesting apple-pear character to the long, lingering finish.