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Community Tasting Notes (6) Avg Score: 91.2 points

  • Almost a year since my only other bottle and I like it even more this time. Appearance unchanged. The bouquet is just beautiful with lots of flowers, fruit, earth, wood, bacon, and pepper. Concentrated and plush on the palate with a clean, long finish, only marred by a bit of overreach from the alcohol. Really much more Paso-like than OR/WA, and there's nothing wrong with that. Seems to be performing in its prime age-wise, and I wish I had more in the cellar. 5+12+17+8=92

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  • Solid value Oregon Syrah. In a nice place. Dark red fruit and some funkiness, enough spice to keep it interesting. No heat, tannins resolved. If scoring 90-92.

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  • Pop and pour. Moderate nose of dark fruit, something bright. Moderate concentration. Funk, red fruit, saline, gravel. Bright acidity but OK to stand alone. Integrated, slick tannins.

    Lots to like. Great QPR, better potential. 91++

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  • I disagree with the other rating. I thought this was dynamite. Olive and funk on the nose. Very smooth long palate similar in characteristic to the 2007 QED, yet less meat and more green olive and canned vegetable hints. Definitely appears to have rocky Syrah hints. Young but still very fun. Drank over 3 days and didn't seem to change a huge amount.

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  • Dark ruby with nice radiance, about 80% opaque and very slow, clear legs. Tiny amount of sediment. Voluptuous, high-octane nose with very pure Syrah expression. Cassis, blueberry, red licorice, pepper, Brach's pink candy, walnut shell, and coriander. Dark and silky palate, medium weight/medium heat with powerful fruit and gentle brambles coating the tongue. Tannins seem like they're still to the firm side of fully resolved and another year will likely make this even smoother. Long finish with a lot of depth that holds some promise for the future. 5+11+16+9 = 91

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2013, IWC Issue #171, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Echo Ridge Syrah Echo Ridge Vineyard Columbia Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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