Syrah from Columbia Valley, Oregon.
SRP of $20 and available for as low as $18. Sample received courtesy the winery for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"Food Pairing: Appetizers, Pasta, Hearty Meal.
Flavor Intensity: 9/10
Oak Influence: 2/10
Mouth Feel: 5/10
Cellar Life: 4/10
Syrah -- a delicious yet under-appreciated grape. Some of our favorite wines here are at The Reverse Wine Snob have come from this variety. Just take a look at our Top 10 lists and you'll see Syrah represented more than any other grape. Part of the reason we love it is the great value you can find in these wines, but even more than that we love the strong, beautiful bouquets; the rich silky textures; and the spicy finishes. Today's selection is no different.
The 2008 Seufert Smith Canyon Vineyard Syrah begins with a great aroma of plum, blackberry and spice. Tasting the wine shows lots of succulent dark berry flavor plus some oaky spice. Sounds pretty standard so far, but don't be misled -- this is a rich and delicious wine with a nice silky texture and great flavor. It ends with burst of satisfying spice that lingers a long time along with sweet fruit notes. Excellent!
Also check out or review of the Seufert Pinot Noir from our Hunt For The Best Pinot Noir Under $20 series.
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.