Tag Archives: 2010 syrah

Doyenne 2010 Aix syrah

Most of you, that is, practically all of you readers out there missed the recent Tasteless Washington event where hordes of wine whores convened in lower Seattle to score free pours of Washington wines. The event kicked off with a … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Gordon Estate 2010 Columbia Valley syrah

Breaking news: Malaysian government cannot find its capital. Asks China to let them borrow Beijing until found. Does anyone really believe that a phreakin’ 777 jet just disappeared??? What are the common guesses on this bullcrap? Let’s see… (1) pilot … Continue reading

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Tenor Wines 2010 syrah

Tasted at 60-66 degrees on the IR temp gun. Curiously unsatisfying but this is the 2010 “cool” vintage. There’s plum. There’s white pepper. Then, there’s white mint, black cherry, and strappy tannins. At least the tasting room experience was fun. … Continue reading

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Januik Winery 2010 Lewis Vineyard syrah

Tasted at 54-64 degrees on the IR temp gun. Energetic deep garnet throughout with aromas of smoked bacon and rainforest after an autumn storm. Earthy. Mushroomy. Bacony. Thick and full on the palate with slow rolling tunes of ripe black … Continue reading

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Betz Family Winery 2009 Chapitre 3 syrah

It appears Greg P. Utt  and Sean Smellivan have been touring California lately as wine drinkers from Simi to San Fernando Valleys have reported a massive stench akin to a major fish die-off polluting their cheap wine dives. The interim … Continue reading

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Ad: Avennia 2010 Parapine syrah

Avennia’s release party in the south warehouse district of Woodinville is coming up soon, so here’s the primer on what you need to know about this fascinating new winery. First, some background on the founders. Martin R. Taucher, 55, lives … Continue reading

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