This is the 2009 Syrah from the Cougar Vineyard in Wahluke Slope.
I was a bit skeptical about this one. It had no sediment and the cork looked like it was brand new, suggesting this was either filtered and re-bottled or else held in stainless steel or InOx tanks until recently bottled. I need not have worried, however. Deep youthful color. Intense nose of inky graphite, cassis, crushed dark stones, and vanilla from barrel aging. Intense clingy flavors. Full bodied and large-framed. With a bit less wood influence this would have been superb. — 5 months ago
Really good Cab for the price!! — 3 years ago