I thought this would be nice, but this is really nice. Once the tannins mellow even further it will get even better. This is your cassis and dark berries mouthful goodness. Really enjoyable and a huge bargain at what I paid; over delivers on QPR — 4 days ago
Happy National Red Wine Day!! 🙌🙌
We’re excited to celebrate with this Columbia Valley Syrah blend from the family-owned L’Ecole No. 41 winery in Washington State. 🇺🇸 @lecole41
Washington State is an important region for Syrah within the United States; however, this grape variety finds its true home in northern Rhône Valley, France. 🇫🇷
Syrah can fare well in warmer (e.g., Hunter Valley or Barossa Valley, Australia) and/or cooler (e.g., northern Rhône) climates. The climate has a pretty big impact on the style and expression of the resulting wine. Try tasting a Barossa Valley Shiraz next to a Syrah from Cornas, Rhône Valley and you may see (and taste) what I mean. 🤔 🧐 😆
The Columbia Valley region benefits from what’s called a “rain shadow” effect thanks to its location to the east of the Cascade mountains. 🏔 🏔The Cascades shield the region from the wet, intense weather coming in from the coast. As a result, the climate is warmer, drier, and sunnier, which supports the ripening process and stresses the vines, enhancing concentration of the fruit. 👍👍
This wine is a blend of 77% Syrah, 21% Grenache, and 2% Mourvedre varieties hailing from the vineyards of Candy Mountain, Stone Tree, Estate Seven Hills, Bacchus, and Summitville. It was fermented in stainless steel and was then racked in small, mostly neutral oak barrels over the course of 18 months.🍷🍷🍷
This wine is medium purple with heavy tearing; it’s full-bodied and jam-packed with ripe blueberry, black cherry, blackberry, and black currant notes, also black pepper, licorice, and leather. 💕💕We’re pairing it, initially, with a bite of Gruyère, Manchego, and fig, followed by grilled brats, portabellas, and zucchinis. It stands up well to the intensity of flavors. — 22 days ago
Cannot fault it, great flavours. — 3 days ago
Lovely Shiraz - went super well with steaks on the grill! Super concentrated, great fruit but not to the SA kind of deep ruby red. Still awesome! — 11 days ago
This is a delicious Pinot Noir from Mendocino County. Tangy and interesting.
Showing red and black fruits with light vanilla, spices, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, earth and black pepper.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.
This Single Vineyard is showing a great mouthfeel with nice complexity. Easy drinking with a pretty color.
Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. Fruit forward, rich and elegant.
This 6 year old is showing a really pretty nose at this point. Has high alcohol so watch out, as it is very easy drinking.
I had it before, and this time I gave it a light chill. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with roasted beef marrow bone, with wild mushrooms.
Aged for 24 months in French oak barrels.
14.9% alcohol by volume.
$60. — 2 months ago