Wine slinger at Dusted Valley in Woodinville, WA.
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Solid gsm. Grenache dominant gives it a fruitier edge and softer tannic body. Lightly arromatic, brighter red fruit dominates, with a decent spice note in mid palette (Mourvedre is 27%, so go figure). This is an easy sipper and, to me, a little more like a typical French gsm. I think I prefer the Mourvedre dominant gsm blends coming out of Rotie, B. Leighton Cellars, and elsewhere, but i might just be weird. :) — a month ago
Tall Tales Syrah, its utterly unique "funk" from the deep, cobblestone soil of the Rocks at Milton-Freewater, shines so bright with savory food. Its earth and mineral qualities, contrasted beautifully by plum and currant, with a hint of black pepper, really give just the right oomph to make this wine the perfect partner for a meal (in my case, pesto soup, with a side of heavily herbed garlic-cauliflower) — 9 days ago
2011 was such a tricky year, but this didn't stop Longshadows from making a kick ass blend of Sangio, Cab, and Syrah. The earthy fist of the Sangio grabs hold first and doesn't let go, period. It dominates the Cab and Syrah for the most part, though you can definitely taste their cocoa and ripe red fruit notes around the edges. I have another bottle and I am going to sit on it another few years at least... This is a tannic monster! — 23 days ago
I have never rated s wine a perfect 10... But this one, THIS one, is perfect! The pepper and gaminess of the Mourvedre is powerful and lingers on and on. The Cinsault and Grenache add a touch of bright red fruit and sweet berry notes. It could easily have gone a few more years. Mind, blown... — a month ago