Patience was rewarded here. A very exciting wine. Decanted for an hour before drinking. Somewhat subdued aromas of red fruit. On the palate, however, deep flavors enveloped the palate including boysenberry, cranberry jam, orange peel and clove. Long finish. The brightness and freshness of the wine were perhaps the most impressive part, and it showed very, very well with food. Can go for quite a while yet (5-7 years) before any decline I think.
Stellar Washington Syrah, unabashedly in the new world style, but this isn't a bruiser either. The fruit is excellent with good depth of flavor, and the oak treatment is somewhat aggressive but it works very well. All other elements suit this well. Medium finish with structure to go another five plus year. Wish I'd held this longer.
Wow, incredibly rich and singing on popping, and only got better. Pomegranate, Bing cherry, huckleberry, black walnut, violet, black tea, purple florals, damp earth, meats, just lots of stuff going on and evolving over time. On the palate it shows fantastic concentration of rich, vibrant layers of fruits. This was a thrilling and delicious bottle. I'm a big fan of MB and of anything Boushey, but even my high expectations were exceeded with this stunning bottle. 95-96
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(Maison Bleue Liberte Syrah Boushey Vineyard Yakima Valley) An incredibly complex wine with mineral notes, high toned violets, pomegranate, dark fruit, and what I can only describe as a savage feel. Completely coats the palate from end to end with pure, rich, intense fruit flavors. A beautifully structured, pure wine with restrained oak and a seemingly endless finish. Though drinking well now, this wine will age gracefully for decades. 100% Syrah. Aged in French oak (20% new) for 10 months. 14.7% alcohol. 196 cases produced. Sample provided by winery.
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