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2008 Goedhart Family Syrah Bel’ Villa Vineyard
- > Washington
- > Columbia Valley
- > Red Mountain
Community Tasting Notes 6
Erik12903 wrote: (87 points)
March 20, 2014 - judgement of sweden - wines from oregon and washington state (Operaterassen, Stockholm): well structured, classic syrah with more emphasis on leather, underbrush etc rather than jammy shiraz. but there is a note of bitterness (from the oak?) that I could have been without.
hackey37 Likes this wine: (90 points)
March 24, 2013 - This is densely colored garnet and nearly opaque. The smells are hoisin, meat, smoke, camphor, blackberry, pepper, and subtle spices. The tastes are dark chocolate, pepper, cedar, and blackberry fruit. The acidity is nice and the tannins are velvety.
JohanEr wrote: (89 points)
January 4, 2013 - Very young. Don't drink before 2018
VinLancaster wrote: (91 points)
November 17, 2012 - Yakima Valley Maiden Voyage Tasting Tour!; 11/14/2012-11/18/2012 (Yakima Valley AVA, Naches Heights, Snipes, Horse Heaven Hills, Red Mountain, Rattlesnake AVAs): Gamey, hedonistic, blood and sanguine up front. Plenty of earth, river rocks, smoked sea salt, rehydrated raisins and date flavors. This big, dark, chewy wine opens up wildly with a diffuse finish.
Drink now or hold 3-5 years
subtlet Likes this wine: (90 points)
May 1, 2011 - The nose is smoky and earthy, giving off a feeling of the wine brooding in the glass. Some bright blackberry scents struggle to peak out of the dark nose, but they stay in the background. Oak and blackberry flavors mix with a full savory note on the mid palate which delivers a tangy sensation. Nice fruit lingers on the palate along with some acidity, with dried cherries being the dominant flavor late. The different expressions of flavor invite contemplation, and make me reach for another sip.
Pro Reviews 1
The Rhone Report
By Jeb Dunnuck
Australia and the Pacific Northwest, Issue #8, 6/25/2011 (link) 90+ points
(Goedhart Family Syrah Bel' Villa) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2008
- Type Red
- Producer Goedhart Family
- Varietal Syrah
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard Bel’ Villa Vineyard
- Country USA
- Region Washington
- SubRegion Columbia Valley
- Appellation Red Mountain
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 59 (64%)
- Consumed 33 (36%)