Aspenwood Cellars 2010 Red Willow Vineyard syrah

Stole the show at a recent blinder…

Tasted at 61-68 degrees on the IR temp gun. Color: dark garnet stainer. Nose: cedar, smoke, blueberry, black licorice, raspberry, dark cherry, forest drought. Mouthfeel: full-bodied. Tail trail: 10+ seconds. Flavors: cherry, blueberry, cola, sweet/soft tannins, black pepper, tobacco leaf, saline. Oustanding with chicken parm.

Alcohol: 15.0%. Red Willow Vineyard. Yakima Valley AVA. From an iconic vineyard, a fabulous wine. Power: 3/5. Balance: 3/5. Depth: 3/5. Finesse: 3/5. Rated: 92. Value: $40. Paid: $32. This is WAwineman… uncorked, uneducated but not uncouth.

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