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This dark purple, intensely aromatic Syrah reveals scorched earth, incense, blueberry, black raspberry and hints of vanilla, lavender and sage. Silky smooth tannins, full bodied and intense, the palate reveals flavors of black raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, bacon fat, espresso, dark chocolate, vanilla, scorched earth and hints of sage and mint. This wine is approachable now but will evolve and mature for another six to seven years.

2009 Vintage Tasting Notes

This is meatier Syrah, with licorice, raw steak, and black raspberry on the nose that leads in to blueberries and plums on the palate, drizzled with blackberry preserves and cocoa shavings. Positively palate staining. - Marcus

2009 Wine Spectator - 93 points - Polished in texture, this is vibrant with blackberry, currant, tobacco and floral flavors that mesh with refined tannins and push through the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2019. - H.S.

2009 Tanzer - 93 points - Bright dark red. Pristine red fruits on the lively nose. Then lush and deep on the palate, with red fruit and rose petal flavors lifted by spicy sandalwood. With aeration, notes of kirsch and vanilla cream soda emerged. Finishes with supple but firm tannins. Just the early traces of game and leather peeking through today.

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This wine exhibits characteristics of all Rasa wines: beautiful structure, complexity, and length. The intense bouquet offers scorched earth, mineral, blueberry, black raspberry, grilled meats, and a hint of vanilla, lavender and violet. Full-bodied, intense, and complex on the palate, the decadent texture and cashmere-like tannins frame a beautiful array of flavors: black raspberry, blueberry, truffle, scorched earth, clove, grilled meat, coffee, and hints of wild mint. The resonant, silky finish lingers for well over a minute. Properly cellared this wine will hit maturity in 7-8 years and will easily hold for another 10 years after that.

The 2009 Occam’s Razor is a single vineyard Syrah. The fruit is from Block 10 in one of the best vineyards in Walla Walla – the Seven Hills Vineyard.

Occam’s Razor (named after a 14th century Francisan friar and logician) basically states that given all the things are equal, the simplest answer is usually the best answer. In science, Occam’s Razor is used as a heuristic process to exclude extraneous or unprovable (or metaphysical) concepts in a proof – thus making the proof as simple as possible.

As people trained in science and mathematics, we use Occam’s Razor as one of the many guiding principles in our lives. - the winery

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