ÀMaurice Cellars

Fred Estate Walla Walla Valley Syrah

9.24 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Second tasting two months since last. Moderate extraction, red. Funk, wood, white and green pepper, cherry and eucalyptus notes in nose. Cherry and black pepper flavors, orange and moderate skin astringency on tip of tongue on finish. Needs time to open. Fruit flavors soften while seed tannin bitterness comes through in finish and aftertaste. A wild wine, all herbs and tannin structure with a soft fruit center. Clear this is a Syrah with a maverick winemaker's vision. Not to everyone's taste but memorable

Second tasting two months since last. Moderate extraction, red. Funk, wood, white and green pepper, cherry and eucalyptus notes in nose. Cherry and black pepper flavors, orange and moderate skin astringency on tip of tongue on finish. Needs time to open. Fruit flavors soften while seed tannin bitterness comes through in finish and aftertaste. A wild wine, all herbs and tannin structure with a soft fruit center. Clear this is a Syrah with a maverick winemaker's vision. Not to everyone's taste but memorable

Feb 6th, 2018
David Shaw

Medium extracted red. Cherry, radish, green leafy veg/green chile, leather, meat, tutti frutti, candied fruit, and white pepper notes in nose. Cherry with length, fruit leather and white pepper notes in mouth, lightly extracted, light tannins overall.

Medium extracted red. Cherry, radish, green leafy veg/green chile, leather, meat, tutti frutti, candied fruit, and white pepper notes in nose. Cherry with length, fruit leather and white pepper notes in mouth, lightly extracted, light tannins overall.

Nov 24th, 2017
Lisa Chung

The most perfect, French-like American wine I ever had! Exquisite!

The most perfect, French-like American wine I ever had! Exquisite!

May 29th, 2016
Sebastien Leger

Sebastien had this 8 months ago

Sebastien had this 8 months ago

Nov 19th, 2018