Secret Squirrel

Columbia Valley Syrah Blend

8.970 ratings
8.93 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
DAL 9000

Big aroma of plums and dark fruit. Much better after aeration and swirling. Before= very dry tannins. After= soft upfront dark cherries with a quick dry finish.

Big aroma of plums and dark fruit. Much better after aeration and swirling. Before= very dry tannins. After= soft upfront dark cherries with a quick dry finish.

1 person found it helpfulDec 16th, 2016
Zach Cherry

Account Manager Worldwide Wine & Spirits

9.2

Pretty damn good for under $25. Drinking a wine by Corliss that can be an everyday occurrence is like a touch of heaven.

Pretty damn good for under $25. Drinking a wine by Corliss that can be an everyday occurrence is like a touch of heaven.

May 29th, 2016
Bryant Bickel

Strong, good value. Nice black and blue fruit.

Strong, good value. Nice black and blue fruit.

May 28th, 2016
Carter White

Combines juicy and ripe red and black fruit flavors with a solid tannin structure. Those two elements were disjointed at first, but melded into a more cohesive wine with decanting or aeration. Good complexity for the price. Unfortunately, there was something, maybe too much residual sugar, that lingered on the long finish, making it an unpleasant drink for me.

Combines juicy and ripe red and black fruit flavors with a solid tannin structure. Those two elements were disjointed at first, but melded into a more cohesive wine with decanting or aeration. Good complexity for the price. Unfortunately, there was something, maybe too much residual sugar, that lingered on the long finish, making it an unpleasant drink for me.

Aug 24th, 2019
Scotty Spurlin

Very alcoholic. Not horrible but disappointed for the price for sure.

Very alcoholic. Not horrible but disappointed for the price for sure.

Sep 30th, 2018
Shirleen Bransom

Love Secret Squirrel. Great nose, nice in the mouth, smooth with med finish. Would drink this everyday.

Love Secret Squirrel. Great nose, nice in the mouth, smooth with med finish. Would drink this everyday.

Mar 19th, 2018
Robert Peterson

Acidic and sharp for my taste.

Acidic and sharp for my taste.

Feb 15th, 2018
Kellie Dolan

Deep cherry, berry with hints of tobacco and vanilla. Good tannins and acidity with a lingering finish.

Deep cherry, berry with hints of tobacco and vanilla. Good tannins and acidity with a lingering finish.

Jan 27th, 2018
Nick

Sometimes you can't by the wine for its clever name. No flavor at all.

Sometimes you can't by the wine for its clever name. No flavor at all.

Dec 2nd, 2017
Matt All

Big, dark fruit. Better the second night. Good for the price point.

Big, dark fruit. Better the second night. Good for the price point.

Nov 21st, 2017