Tenet Wines

The Pundit Columbia Valley Syrah

8.95 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah
Lamb
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Full ruby-red. Aromas of kirsch, licorice pastille, espresso and dark chocolate are complemented by a whiff of smoked meat. Almost shockingly fat and ripe on the palate, offering mouthfilling flavors of black fruits, licorice, spices and dried herbs. This plush, sweet Syrah has just enough acidity to maintain its shape. Finishes with ripe, smooth tannins and a note of licorice. An element of savory complexity prevents this almost jammy wine from coming off as heavy. A seriously hedonistic wine that's hard to fault at its gentle price. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, December 2020)

Full ruby-red. Aromas of kirsch, licorice pastille, espresso and dark chocolate are complemented by a whiff of smoked meat. Almost shockingly fat and ripe on the palate, offering mouthfilling flavors of black fruits, licorice, spices and dried herbs. This plush, sweet Syrah has just enough acidity to maintain its shape. Finishes with ripe, smooth tannins and a note of licorice. An element of savory complexity prevents this almost jammy wine from coming off as heavy. A seriously hedonistic wine that's hard to fault at its gentle price. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, December 2020)

1 person found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2020
Erica Gamble

Black , inky color. (like my heart.) Ripe black fruit, tar, licorice. Moderate spice and a little acidity. Solid.

Black , inky color. (like my heart.) Ripe black fruit, tar, licorice. Moderate spice and a little acidity. Solid.

Jan 14th, 2021
Richard Benitez

Juicy, bold, and good backbone, not crazy tannic but strong and bold nonetheless. Delicious with a meaty meal.

Juicy, bold, and good backbone, not crazy tannic but strong and bold nonetheless. Delicious with a meaty meal.

Nov 14th, 2020
Jake Perez

Jake had this a day ago

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Jan 17th, 2021
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Dec 10th, 2020