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Boushey Vineyard Arnaut Yakima Valley Syrah

9.2111 ratings
9.231 pro ratings
Yakima Valley, Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Daron Watson

black and blue fruits, violets, charcuterie and aged meat, an unexpected whiff of brown sugar ~ on palate add olive, tapenade, garrigue and pepper to the mix!

black and blue fruits, violets, charcuterie and aged meat, an unexpected whiff of brown sugar ~ on palate add olive, tapenade, garrigue and pepper to the mix!

Feb 14th, 2022
Tom Casagrande

Great nose. Smoky fire pit. Grilled beef. Dark ripe blackberry. A little leaner and less weighty in the mouth than the nose suggests. An initial wallop of savory flavors followed by some nice acidity, and then the finish slows down and lingers. Would be amazing with a grilled porterhouse. (I had it with pizza, which was less than ideal.)

Great nose. Smoky fire pit. Grilled beef. Dark ripe blackberry. A little leaner and less weighty in the mouth than the nose suggests. An initial wallop of savory flavors followed by some nice acidity, and then the finish slows down and lingers. Would be amazing with a grilled porterhouse. (I had it with pizza, which was less than ideal.)

Aug 7th, 2019
James Forsyth

#wbc18 very long finish propelled by the touch of new oak. Good complexity.

#wbc18 very long finish propelled by the touch of new oak. Good complexity.

Oct 4th, 2018
Jess White

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Jan 17th, 2018
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2016 ‘Arnaut’ is a sensational Syrah sourced from the Boushey Vineyard in the Yakima Valley. This was aged for 16 months in 15% new French oak prior to bottling. Smoky and savory tones excite on the nose with red and dark fruits and a semblance of creosote aromatics all evolve in the glass. The palate has a seamless quality that runs through the mid-palate. Ripe boysenberry jam, mocha, tar and Asian spices with herbal undertones all surround this beautiful wine. While gorgeous in its youth, this has the stuffing to cellar well for a decade or more. If enjoying in its youth, be sure to give this at least a one hour decant. Drink 2019-2029- 95

The 2016 ‘Arnaut’ is a sensational Syrah sourced from the Boushey Vineyard in the Yakima Valley. This was aged for 16 months in 15% new French oak prior to bottling. Smoky and savory tones excite on the nose with red and dark fruits and a semblance of creosote aromatics all evolve in the glass. The palate has a seamless quality that runs through the mid-palate. Ripe boysenberry jam, mocha, tar and Asian spices with herbal undertones all surround this beautiful wine. While gorgeous in its youth, this has the stuffing to cellar well for a decade or more. If enjoying in its youth, be sure to give this at least a one hour decant. Drink 2019-2029- 95

1 person found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2019
Loren Judah

A rich and smooth Syrah. One of the best in Washington.

A rich and smooth Syrah. One of the best in Washington.

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.6

A good amount of dark plum fruit two block from Bouchet vineyard the two oldest blocks a good amount if black earth black olive tapenade and wild herbs and flowers. A big and chewy wine with big tannins but ripe and round. A very big and savory style of Syrah a la norther Rhone only 310 cases produced

A good amount of dark plum fruit two block from Bouchet vineyard the two oldest blocks a good amount if black earth black olive tapenade and wild herbs and flowers. A big and chewy wine with big tannins but ripe and round. A very big and savory style of Syrah a la norther Rhone only 310 cases produced

1 person found it helpfulAug 14th, 2014
Robin Kelley O'Connor

Educator Italian Wine Merchants

9.7

Robin had this 8 years ago

Robin had this 8 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 14th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.2

Very pretty floral bouquet violets big ripe cherry and plum started in 2010. Ripe and seductive with jammy fruit a nice hand of spice and wonderful freshness. Finish 45+ most excellent

Very pretty floral bouquet violets big ripe cherry and plum started in 2010. Ripe and seductive with jammy fruit a nice hand of spice and wonderful freshness. Finish 45+ most excellent

1 person found it helpfulAug 16th, 2013
Jason Pineda

Jason had this 10 years ago

Jason had this 10 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 19th, 2013