Charles Smith

Royal City Washington Syrah

9.37 ratings
9.31 pro ratings
Washington, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

Sourced from the northern block of the Northridge Vineyard the 2015 Royal City Syrah opens to a beautiful aromatic range which includes nuances of blood orange, black olive tapenade, black tea and charcuterie. The mouthfeel is plush, as this unveils flavors of wild blackberry, raw meat, green olive and smoked brisket which persist through the finish. The weight is not quite what it has been in recent vintages, but nonetheless this is a seriously impressive Syrah which should go on to evolve nicely over the course of the next decade. Drink 2019-2026- 93

Sourced from the northern block of the Northridge Vineyard the 2015 Royal City Syrah opens to a beautiful aromatic range which includes nuances of blood orange, black olive tapenade, black tea and charcuterie. The mouthfeel is plush, as this unveils flavors of wild blackberry, raw meat, green olive and smoked brisket which persist through the finish. The weight is not quite what it has been in recent vintages, but nonetheless this is a seriously impressive Syrah which should go on to evolve nicely over the course of the next decade. Drink 2019-2026- 93

Feb 19th, 2019
Jan de Weerd

The battle of the Syrah versus the Shiraz. This time Shiraz from Torbreck won (the Factor). The Royal City Syrah was just as complex but the bold fruit and its sweetness were hiding some of the underlying earthy and mineral notes. Almost a bit out of balance. Still really good and made us fight over the last drop with our friends.

The battle of the Syrah versus the Shiraz. This time Shiraz from Torbreck won (the Factor). The Royal City Syrah was just as complex but the bold fruit and its sweetness were hiding some of the underlying earthy and mineral notes. Almost a bit out of balance. Still really good and made us fight over the last drop with our friends.

Oct 23rd, 2020
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Nice, but not Cayuse or horsepower. Its a close 3rd place
Jeb 98🤷🏼‍♂️

Nice, but not Cayuse or horsepower. Its a close 3rd place
Jeb 98🤷🏼‍♂️

Jul 20th, 2019
Centura Churchill

Lighter, more vegetation and a little meaty.

Lighter, more vegetation and a little meaty.

Nov 16th, 2018
Colter H.

Colter had this 4 months ago

Colter had this 4 months ago

Jul 27th, 2020
Stacy Stadnik

Stacy had this 2 years ago

Stacy had this 2 years ago

May 20th, 2019
Stacy Stadnik

Stacy had this 2 years ago

Stacy had this 2 years ago

Sep 8th, 2018