This is a great quality Syrah from Washington State. Very stinky, in a good way. I had it blind and called it just by smelling it.
Harsh on the palate with black fruits, oak, spices, vanilla, peppercorn, wet leaves, earth, olives, mushrooms, vegetables, tobacco and espresso.
Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity. Very rich and extracted.
Dry and fruit forward with great complexity.
Thank you Barry for sharing.
Took 3 hours to open up, and it may not have been enough time.
Still extremely young and would be better in 5 years. Will age nicely in the next 25 years. A 95+ point wine in 10 years.
I paired it with heavy appetizers.
14.3% alcohol by volume.
$200. — 10 days ago
understated cab, not too fruit-forward, musty at the beginning but opens to a beautiful fragrant nose with depth and beautiful structure. best with food but delicious alone. — 2 days ago
Holy cow is this good. Nose features tons of all kinds of warm, smoky rock dust. There’s peat, sweet spices, and rich, pure red, blue, purple, and black fruit. In a word, the nose is complex. On the palate the initial attack is mouthfilling, but it’s in the mid-palate that it shines, with great flavor density (not weight) and softness. The finish is very long. Tannins are abundant but very soft. Medium acids (The Rocks District is known for lots of things, but brights acids aren’t one of them; I think the basaltic terroir has something to do with that.) Just outstanding. — 9 days ago
Bordeaux Style Blend of Merlot(48%), Cabinet Franc, (45%), Petite Verdot (4%) and Malbec (3%). Aromas of black currant, fresh herbs, cherry, violets, dark chocolate, nuts and spices. Dark currant, coffee and bakers chocolate flavors. Beautiful balance and creamy texture. Fine and silky tannins. Touch of vanilla on the finish. Simply elegant! — 17 days ago
N: Key lime pie, lime zest, lemon, white flowers, pretty minerality
P: “” crisp finish, but with texture and roundness on the mid palate. Almonds , and grassy and green herbs — 11 days ago