Dark ruby with one fruit fly. Soft nose of violets with a whiff of oak. Dry tart fruit with some contrasting sweetness. On night two, luscious medium body and fruit, soft well integrated tannins. I've been a bit critical of the WA Syrahs of late, but this is one fine wine. Cool vintages are my favorite and the '11s have been very appealing to my palate with their restrained nature. Well balanced with a smooth mouth feel.
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(Proper Stone's Throw Syrah Walla Walla Valley) Less opulent aromatically than its 2010 vintage counterpart – and coming from a nearby vineyard after the winery’s property was affected by the 2010 freeze - with notes of smoked meat, crushed stone, and mineral. The palate brings a sense of seamlessness, end to end with great depth to ash, herb, smoke, and liquid rock flavors, brightening acidity, and a lingering finish. A beautiful mixture of Old World and New World styles that is absolutely dee-licious and is also one of the best values coming out of this area. 100% Syrah. 13.8% alcohol. Sample provided by winery.
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