100% Syrah from Columbia Valley, Washington.
SRP of $10 and available for as low as $8. Sample submitted for review.
From the winery:
"The nose provides aromas of jammy blackberries, cassis, cedar, and tobacco. The palate is full with soft tannins and balanced acidity – dominant fruit with subtle oak nuances that enhance the brambly character of this wine. Dark fruit and spice linger on the palate as the wine finishes smooth with slight tingly and dusty tannins.
Ridge Crest is the second label for Claar Cellars in Columbia Valley, but all it takes is one taste of their 2010 Syrah to know there is nothing secondary about it. Syrah is one of our very favorite varieties here at The Reverse Wine Snob -- we've been enamored with examples like those fromAndrew Murray Vineyards and Bonny Doon Vineyard for a long time. Today's wine ranks right up there and even does it for less than $10!
The 2010 Ridge Crest Syrah begins with a big, perfumed aroma that sucks you right into the glass. Blackberry, cedar, spice, vanilla and a nice touch of smoked meat highlight the beautiful bouquet. Tasting the wine reveals luscious, dark, jammy fruit followed by an explosion of peppery spice wrapped up in a smooth lush texture. Secondary notes include vanilla, chocolate and cola plus a bit of tobacco that lingers into the dry, long, fruit and spice filled finish. Simply delicious!
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