2014 Signature Syrah
The 2014 Signature Syrah exhibits an inky blue and black color. This is a great vintage for our Syrah, with incredibly generous aromas of raspberries, boysenberries, toasted sesame seeds, violets, dried cherries, cigar box and tamarind. The flavors are also expansive with raspberries galore, fresh plums and smoky grilled meats, enhanced with citrus oil and blood orange notes that develop from the 2% Viognier that is co-fermented with the Syrah. The attractive and savory tannins make this vintage even more appealing.
October 2017, Review by Stephen Tanzer for Vinous
"(from Ciel du Cheval and Boushey vineyards; vinified with 100% destemmed fruit and aged in 25% new oak): Bright medium ruby. Very ripe aromas of raspberry, violet and game, plus a touch of lead pencil that probably comes from Ciel du Cheval. A plush, generous blueberry and raspberry fruit bomb, perfectly energized by harmonious acidity and high notes of flowers and blood orange. A wonderfully silky, sophisticated Syrah with terrific fruit preservation. Finishes savory and very long, with utterly seamless but firm tannins and uncanny vibrancy."
June 2017, Review by Jeb Dunnuck, RobertParker.com #231
"Readers looking for a good introduction into the Rhône-styled wines from this estate should purchase a bottle of the 2014 Syrah Signature. Incorporating 2% Viognier, it offers classic Washington State characteristics of black and blue fruits, lavender, pepper and violets in a medium to full-bodied, sweetly fruited and elegant yet pleasure-bent style that's always a joy to drink. I like it today, but it will keep nicely through 2024."