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Proper 2010 Estate Syrah :: 19/20 Points

This is an impressive debut for this winery. It displays a deep purplish color and a sensuous nose of raspberries, huckleberries, black currants and juniper berries, with scents of mulberry, lavender, anise and exotic perfumes. The flavors mirror the aromas with deep, penetrating dark fruits that are infused with black licorice, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans and “the Rocks” stony minerals and earth. The focus continues on the back with sensations of macerated berries, framboise liqueur, roasted chestnuts, a squeeze of pomegranate juice, and touches of cinnamon bark and leather. Moderate acids and alcohol (13.7%) plus dryish tannins give the wine a bit of “old world” character. As an expression of varietal purity and terroir, this gets 19/20 points.

Rand Sealey
Review of Washington Wines