Dark ruby with magenta rim, red fruit nose. Dry with dusty tannins, medium fruit with a slight bitter note. Opened two nights ago and paired poorly with fresh caught salmon or lateer with mushroom penne. Put away and not much better when tasted last night. Perplexing as this in one of my favorite wines. Not a bad bottle, just too jammy and boring. OK, tonight and another chance at redemption, more time has resulted in a much more balanced wine. While still full bodied fruit, the acid which was lacking has started to emerge and the tannins have lost the bitter edge, all is good in Rasaland. Getting some leather and earthy flavors but would like a bit more acid. Best to drink up now.
really good! concentrated, inky dark, smooth, quiet tannins, almost chewy. unfortunately, i made the wrong pick of this for a meditteranean dinner of baked chicken thighs, olives, lemons, onion and garlic, but HRH wanted a red. I think its drinking very well right now, with maybe a year or two left. I don't think I'd wait if I had more.
Good Rhone blend from Washington, this wine is in a very nice place right now and drinking well, don't know that there is any more up side to this wine, by holding it longer. Well balanced and very nice right now.
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(Rasa Vineyards QED Walla Walla Valley) Outrageous game and violet aromas pop out on a nose that shows a lot of Les Collines Vineyard elements. Intense and powerful on the palate with a beguiling texture. Give 2-3 years. 94% Syrah, 3% Grenache, and 3% Mourvedre. Les Collines, Lewis, Seven Hills, and Minnick vineyards. Aged seventeen months in French oak (20% new). 14.8% alcohol. 640 cases produced. Sampled at 60 degrees.
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