2016 Signature Syrah
YAKIMA VALLEY AVA
A deep purple color and aromas of smoke, cured meat, violets and cracked pepper introduce this stellar 2016 Signature Syrah. For this cuvee, Boushey Vineyard Syrah contributes interesting earthy notes of cigar wrapper and marionberry, blended with the power and dense, dark fruit flavors of vineyard blocks from Red Mountain. The result is a wine that blossoms in the mouth, with balanced generosity of fruit, a concentrated mid-palate, and plenty of savory acidity to enliven the experience. Lingering floral and citrus accompany a delicate raspberry flavor on the long finish.
In 1997 we released our first vintage of Syrah & in 2002 it was selected in Robert Parker’s 15 Great Syrahs from Around the World. The sandy loam soils & cool nights of the Yakima Valley contribute to crafting a wine with incredible generosity of flavors & spices – qualities that elevate Syrah into an unparalleled category. We choose to co-ferment our Syrah with two percent Viognier, adding another dimension of citrus & floral spices to the bouquet. First vintage 1997.
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