2014 Signature Syrah 1.5L
YAKIMA VALLEY AVA
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.
Oct. 2017, Review by Stephen Tanzer for Vinous
"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."