Sleight Of Hand Cellars

Levitation Syrah

9.293 ratings
9.221 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Al Shikoh

* appearance: dark purple
* aromas: blackberry, black olive, vanilla, cracked pepper, smoke
* palate: very dense, black fruit, black olive
* structure: full bodied, medium+ acidity, medium tannins, 14.7% ABV
* finish: long, peppery
* winemaking: 100% Syrah blended from three vineyard: Les Collines Vineyard (44%)/Lewis Vineyard (41%)/Stoney Vines Vineyard (15%), aged for 17 months in 15% new oak and 85% older oak barrels
* cost: $45

* appearance: dark purple
* aromas: blackberry, black olive, vanilla, cracked pepper, smoke
* palate: very dense, black fruit, black olive
* structure: full bodied, medium+ acidity, medium tannins, 14.7% ABV
* finish: long, peppery
* winemaking: 100% Syrah blended from three vineyard: Les Collines Vineyard (44%)/Lewis Vineyard (41%)/Stoney Vines Vineyard (15%), aged for 17 months in 15% new oak and 85% older oak barrels
* cost: $45

Dec 9th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

The Levitation is 100% Syrah from the Columbia Valley. It spent time on lees, 15 months in French oak and only racked before bottling. On the nose, plummy dark currants, loamy soils, pepper, grilled meats, light; cinnamon, clove & vanilla. Sweet tarry notes, herbs and fresh violets & dry florals. On the palate; the tannin are M+ but round, fresh; black cherry, black plum, black raspberries, blackberries. Herbs, pepper, spice, understated grilled meats, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, underbrush, crushed rocks, loamy soils, fresh, dark florals, round acidity and a big, rich, polished, elegant, floral finish. Photos of; a Sleight of Hand vineyard, merchandise area of the tasting room, back private tasting room and their production building.

The Levitation is 100% Syrah from the Columbia Valley. It spent time on lees, 15 months in French oak and only racked before bottling. On the nose, plummy dark currants, loamy soils, pepper, grilled meats, light; cinnamon, clove & vanilla. Sweet tarry notes, herbs and fresh violets & dry florals. On the palate; the tannin are M+ but round, fresh; black cherry, black plum, black raspberries, blackberries. Herbs, pepper, spice, understated grilled meats, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, underbrush, crushed rocks, loamy soils, fresh, dark florals, round acidity and a big, rich, polished, elegant, floral finish. Photos of; a Sleight of Hand vineyard, merchandise area of the tasting room, back private tasting room and their production building.

Aug 23rd, 2017
Kyle Groombridge

Holy extraction grandma. Imagine a bottle of Caymus and a bottle of MollyDooker (any MD, really) met at a party and hit it off.. the Caymus, being outgoing and forgetting it's manners, while slightly inebriated, started dancing a bit too close to the Molly Dooker. She, being equally overt, slightly even more intoxicated, and not being one to say no to a good time, gladly indulged and pulled him closer as the music roared louder. They made their way through the crowd, bumping and grinding, and stumbled out the door to Caymus' sup'd up '69 Mustang Mach 1. Molly, being a thrill seeker with a new found love for Rutherford but a bigger love for adventure, shouted at Caymus as he gripped the wheel - "let's leave this state in our dust!" The two sped across the countryside, hand in hand, and finally ran out of gas as they crossed the state line into Washington. It was there they made love. A lovechild was born. It's name - Levitation. Levi for short.

For those confused - it drinks like a lovechild of Caymus and Molly Dooker coming from Washington. Not bad juice.

Holy extraction grandma. Imagine a bottle of Caymus and a bottle of MollyDooker (any MD, really) met at a party and hit it off.. the Caymus, being outgoing and forgetting it's manners, while slightly inebriated, started dancing a bit too close to the Molly Dooker. She, being equally overt, slightly even more intoxicated, and not being one to say no to a good time, gladly indulged and pulled him closer as the music roared louder. They made their way through the crowd, bumping and grinding, and stumbled out the door to Caymus' sup'd up '69 Mustang Mach 1. Molly, being a thrill seeker with a new found love for Rutherford but a bigger love for adventure, shouted at Caymus as he gripped the wheel - "let's leave this state in our dust!" The two sped across the countryside, hand in hand, and finally ran out of gas as they crossed the state line into Washington. It was there they made love. A lovechild was born. It's name - Levitation. Levi for short.

For those confused - it drinks like a lovechild of Caymus and Molly Dooker coming from Washington. Not bad juice.

1 person found it helpfulJan 18th, 2018
Shawn R

@Ron R love what the crew at Slight of Hand is doing!

@Ron R love what the crew at Slight of Hand is doing!

1 person found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2016
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

9.3

Trey makes wines that make my mouth happy.

Trey makes wines that make my mouth happy.

1 person found it helpfulAug 3rd, 2014
Matthew Santini

Matthew had this 6 years ago

Matthew had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulMay 22nd, 2014
Jeff Bramwell

Blueberry, raspberry, cranberry, fresh acidity. Some meatiness and black olive. Shows the character of the vintage very nicely. Delicious stuff.

Blueberry, raspberry, cranberry, fresh acidity. Some meatiness and black olive. Shows the character of the vintage very nicely. Delicious stuff.

1 person found it helpfulNov 22nd, 2013
Greg Giere

Greg had this 6 years ago

Greg had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulOct 28th, 2013
Big Bob Dillon aka G-Somm

Had a choice between a Saint Cosme CoteRotie and this, I went with the power,full force ,and indeed this today ,I ll drink the more subtle wine another day

Had a choice between a Saint Cosme CoteRotie and this, I went with the power,full force ,and indeed this today ,I ll drink the more subtle wine another day

May 20th, 2017
Christopher Stadler

Simple. Elegant. Spicy. Blueberry. Classic syrah. Some crazy elegance for washhngton. Stoney vines clearly shows.

Simple. Elegant. Spicy. Blueberry. Classic syrah. Some crazy elegance for washhngton. Stoney vines clearly shows.

Sep 22nd, 2016