2007 Southard Syrah Lawrence Vineyard

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92 Points

Saturday, November 24, 2012 - Purchased without tasting from the tasting room in Selah, Wa.

This syrah presents a bouquet of black peppercorns, currants, aniseed and ripe juicy blackberry pie. Also showing secondary scents of savory pork belly fat and desert sage. Plush black fruit flavors, black currant, crushed rock and flowing graphite. Initially bordered on slightly hot, which dispersed after an hour of aeration. Well balanced with flawless acidity. As this continued to open up- secondary notes of tart blackberry compote and loam were revealed. Finish is silken and expanded for a full two minutes. 92+

(I wish I had bought a case of this-it is perfect now with 1-2 hours of slow ox. For $25, this feels like extortion!)

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