Fausse Piste

Garde Manger Columbia Valley Syrah

8.911 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Joyce Lin

Not ur classic Syrah but with a lots to offer. Red with purple hue, opaque in the center, dried candied black cherry on the nose, blood orange citrus, plum, Cassis, blueberry stew, dried thyme, tarragon, licorice. Violet note came on the nose when it opened up. Slightly effervescent. Med plus acidity, med to med plus tannin. Very unique Syrah from Columbia Valley.
Revisit 3 days later, it’s smoother on the palate, black pepper note and savory notes came out.

Not ur classic Syrah but with a lots to offer. Red with purple hue, opaque in the center, dried candied black cherry on the nose, blood orange citrus, plum, Cassis, blueberry stew, dried thyme, tarragon, licorice. Violet note came on the nose when it opened up. Slightly effervescent. Med plus acidity, med to med plus tannin. Very unique Syrah from Columbia Valley.
Revisit 3 days later, it’s smoother on the palate, black pepper note and savory notes came out.

Jul 8th, 2018
Martinez

Martinez had this 2 years ago

Martinez had this 2 years ago

1 person found it helpfulSep 24th, 2018
Joe Weinberger

Ripe, but with tons of acidity to back it up. Great food wine. Raspberries, violets, olives, herbs, balsamic.

Ripe, but with tons of acidity to back it up. Great food wine. Raspberries, violets, olives, herbs, balsamic.

Mar 26th, 2020
Kim Bost

Dark fruit but light bodied—lots of acid in a good way

Dark fruit but light bodied—lots of acid in a good way

Dec 5th, 2019
Amanda Wadeson

Light, bright fruit, new leather, slightly earthy, raspberry?

Light, bright fruit, new leather, slightly earthy, raspberry?

Oct 18th, 2019
Jon Preece

You have to have this with food.

Fausse Piste translates to “wrong path” which I think is a clever name given to a winery born from chef turned vintner Jesse Skiles. Whole cluster, spontaneous fermentation, 11 months on lees in neutral French oak and minimal SO2. He prefers the term “traditional” to “natural” wine but whatever you want to call it this is clearly a wine made by someone who appreciates food. The acidity is the backbone of this Syrah. The nose is intoxicating plum and cherry. Palate is more dark fruit and some earth with acidity that carries through to a long finish. No doubt this is a fruit forward wine in the best sense of the phrase. Overall the wine is nicely balanced with silky tannins and a lush mouthfeel. It is a liquid hug that implores you to cook for it.

You have to have this with food.

Fausse Piste translates to “wrong path” which I think is a clever name given to a winery born from chef turned vintner Jesse Skiles. Whole cluster, spontaneous fermentation, 11 months on lees in neutral French oak and minimal SO2. He prefers the term “traditional” to “natural” wine but whatever you want to call it this is clearly a wine made by someone who appreciates food. The acidity is the backbone of this Syrah. The nose is intoxicating plum and cherry. Palate is more dark fruit and some earth with acidity that carries through to a long finish. No doubt this is a fruit forward wine in the best sense of the phrase. Overall the wine is nicely balanced with silky tannins and a lush mouthfeel. It is a liquid hug that implores you to cook for it.

Apr 2nd, 2019
Erik Longabardi

VA is not acceptable on these levels. While I can see the structure behind this, the volatility is hard to get over. Good effort though

VA is not acceptable on these levels. While I can see the structure behind this, the volatility is hard to get over. Good effort though

Dec 31st, 2018
Jeremy Beecher

Jeremy had this 3 months ago

Jeremy had this 3 months ago

Apr 23rd, 2020
Margaret snyder

Margaret had this 4 months ago

Margaret had this 4 months ago

Apr 11th, 2020
John

John had this a year ago

John had this a year ago

Mar 3rd, 2019