This is a very nice Syrah for a deal of a price. At less than ten bucks a bottle at the Wine Club this is a great value. It is not a huge Syrah, not like the inky black Paso and Santa Barbara Syrahs. It is from Washington, it is more subtle, very much like the Columbia-Crest Syrah, another Washington favorite of mine. It is velvety smooth with hints of chocolate and vanilla. I like it. [My Rating [Link], 8] Winemakers Notes:
Columbia pioneered Syrah in Washington State, and still leads the pack at this price point. Smooth and varietal, it mixes ripe (not raisiny) fruit in a sleek, muscular wine laced with vanilla, smoked meat and tar."
Deep Ruby Red with a bright purple edge. Black cherry and smoky dark fruitiness. Full and sweet in the mouth with a touch of vanilla and good underlying acidity and chalky, ripe tannins. Lingering finish.
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