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Tyrus Evan Walla Walla Syrah 2011

Tyrus Evan

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From Walla Walla's Seven Hills Vineyard, this Syrah is a customer favorite for it's richness and balance.

2008 Vintage Tasting Notes

2008 Wine Spectator - 93 points - Rich, ripe and round, offering a broad mouthful of cherry, black- berry, cola and black tea flavors that come together into a deftly balanced whoosh of a finish that shoots through effectively and lingers effortlessly. Drink now through 2016." - H.S.

This month, we present Kenís followup wine to the 2007 Walla Walla Syrah to our Big Reds Wine Club. The 2008 bears a great resemblance to its previous vintage. The same beautiful scent glides from the bowl of the glass, full of roses, dried herbs, bittersweet chocolate and fresh turned earth.

Like the 2007, the real beauty of the wine is its constantly changing flavors - itís not a typical, monolithic Washington Syrah, screaming black cherry and not much else. This Syrah keeps changing - in a way thatís intriguing and delicious. Thereís black cherry in abundance, and you can add black currant, blackberry and plum to the mix as the wine hits your palate. The fresh turned earth, pepper, smoke and tar that show up later add to its the round, mouth filling quality. Hints of roses, flint, berries, sweet star anise and cardamon, and vanilla float in and out of awareness. As the flavors slowly fade, licorice and forest floor finish the wine. - Jean

Remarkably similar to the 95 point 2007 vintage, an easy to like Syrah with the plush black fruit and hint of pepper typical of the Northwest. In the nose, you can sense the fragrant herbs of the dry, windy fields around the vineyards. Mingled with the black cherry and plum flavors are hints of cardamon, smoked meat, and peppery spice. The finish has just the right amount of tannin, balancing out the long black fruit finish - it lasts and lasts, and gains complexity as it fades away. - Andy

2007 Vintage Tasting Notes

2007 Wine Spectator - 95 points - Ripe, round and generous with its plum, currant and cherry fruit, this is brushed by tar, cola and decaying leaf notes before the fruit emerges on the finish to linger beautifully against grippy tannins. Every sip shows a different facet. Best from 2012 through 2020." - H.S.

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