This is a Syrah from Washington state. I am not up on my Washington vintages but I don't recall 2011 as being special. Hopefully, this wine shows better in better vintages. Purple in color. The nose has some generic black fruit. On the palate, there is some boysenberry. Not much depth. A bit bitter on the finish. It seems like it might be a bit past its prime. If you have any, hopefully it shows a bit better.
2014 Hors Catégorie Vineyards Syrah Hors Catégorie Vineyard, USA, Washington, Walla Walla, Wine Review
Wow. My first time trying this wine and it is spectacular. Purple in color with a slight ruby rim. The nose has toast, black raspberries and black pepper. With air notes of soy sauce and black olives emerge. Full bodied but this lovely silky but powerful texture. On the palate, this has great boysenberry fruit with an underlying minerality. It is deep and complex and persistent on the palate. It is also delicious. Long finish. This will easily continue to improve for a decade and be good for another decade or two after that. It worked great with a spicy pasta dish but would work
This is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Syrah from Cayuse Vineyard in Washington. At eleven years from vintage it is rolling along just fine. Pop and pour and it was drinking quite well. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is nice with black raspberries, black cherries, slight burnt rubber/iron and a bit of a slight green herbal note (tarragon?). On the palate, this has a lovely texture. Juicy, black raspberries, black cherries with slight char underneath. Good finish. Worked well with roasted mushrooms. Should have another decade left if well stored but I doubt it
Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is nice with dusty black cherries. A bit of an herbal streak On the palate, this has tart cherry fruit with underlying char and spice. Nice depth. A bit of heat on the finish. This seems to be made in a bit riper style though it should continue to settle down as it matures. It should be good for a couple of decades after that.
Treasure Hunter wines have made a nice name for themselves buying excess juice that was not wanted and repackaging it and selling it at a lower price. Some offerings are, of course, better than others. This one is quite good. It retails for around $20 which is an excellent value for a quality Washington sate Cabernet. Purple in color. The nose has nice cassis with leather and some cedar spice. On the palate, this has nice Cassis fruit. Some underlying spice. Medium tannins. Good finish. Will work with heartier foods. Very solid and actually, better than just solid.
This is 97% Syrah with 3% viognier cofermented from the Powerline Vineyard. This drinks in the style of the Northern Rhone but with a new world flair that works. It should improve with a few years of cellaring. Ruby in color, purple at the core. The nose has black raspberries, black olives and a nice minerality lurking in the backround. On the palate, this is softer in texture. Nice black raspberry fruit, slight black pepper and underlying char. Slight tannins that come out more with air. Good finish. This needs heartier foods but has the acidity to work well them.
Stunning bottle of wine. 100% Syrah. Ruby/purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, slight black pepper, a nice earthy note. With air, some black olives emerge along with a nice mineral backbone. On the palate, this has a great texture. Black raspberries, black licorice, and underlying char and minerals. Medium tannins. Long finish. This is intense, and concentrated and will need a few years to really open up but it is drinking great today. It needs hearty or spiced foods. Fantastic with upside.
Wine is subjective and this wine got some huge reviews from major critics. I can't get quite that far. This is a good wine though. 100% Grenache from Powerline Vineyard. Ruby in color, clear and bright. The nose is cherry cough syrup but in a good way. Not over the top. Also some smoke and a bit of leather. On the palate, the cherry cough syrup predominates. That is to say, thick, slightly sweet, with alcohol. There is some underlying char. Warm on the finish. One glass goes a long way and this would work by the fire on a cold night. It might be a difficult food match. YMMV.
Purple in color. The nose has cassis, black raspberries, and sandal wood. Also an herbal note that was hard to describe. A fellow taster said green olives and that is not too far off. On the palate, the Syrah seem to dominate although this is an 80/20 blend of Cabernet and Syrah. Black raspberries, an underlying char and some black olive notes. A very nice texture although a bit soft. The finish is a bit bitter black raspberry but not in a bad way. Overall, an excellent wine. It improved with air and more Cab notes seem to come out. It will be interesting to see how this ages.
This was quite good. Not as big or expressive as expected. In fact, it drinks very Northern Rhone-ish. Purple in color. On the nose there is black raspberries, slight bacon fat, slight violets and underlying minerality. Nice texture. Layers unwind in the glass. Though still tight, there is a nice complexity with black raspberry fruit and crushed dusty rocks. Nice acidity as well. Should continue to improve for a while and be good for a couple of decades after that.