2009 Waters Syrah Loess Vineyard


  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • krhaugh Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 1, 2016 - Excellent Syrah that is drinking very well right now.

  • LordByron wrote:

    December 16, 2014 - Succulent, big juicy syrah with a great nose, beautiful color and layers of complexity, structure and complexity that makes this syrah at least a 93 pointer! Wow, wish I had more; it's ready to drink now and you won't be disappointed!

  • markcic wrote: 89 points

    May 17, 2014 - Decanted through vinturi and let sit for two hours, purple in the glass, the nose was dark fruit, the palate was dark berries, plums, leather and spices, a nice finish.

  • tjib13 wrote:

    July 22, 2013 - Edit: I had half a bottle remaining; kept in a 375 in the refrigerator for two days. A completely different wine. Perfume aromas, balanced black fruit and smokey tar with a flavorful, long finish. Excellent.

    original note:
    for me this wine seems as if the fruit is too ripe to the point of being brown. I opened this bottle after a similar showing earlier in the month. Not my style. Along with the fruit the wine also showed some interesting aromas of cured meats and smokiness. long drying finish. The winery notes that they left the fruit hanging longer than typical in 2009. perhaps I opened it too early in its life.

  • Minkey Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 11, 2013 - Purple in color, the wine shows black plums and dark berries with a touch of smokiness. The palate shoes fruit, mainly dark berries but also a hint of strawberries, but the fruit is not overbearing. The tannins are well integrated.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)

    (Waters Winery Syrah Loess Walla Walla Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    12/20/2011 (link) **** points

    (Waters Winery Loess Syrah Walla Walla Valley) Rises up from the glass with smoke, floral notes, brambly fruit, iron, and orange peel. The palate has great depth and intensity with a rounded feel and bright acidity. As good a Loess vineyard Syrah as the winery has made. 90% Syrah, 10% Viognier. Aged in second fill French oak. 14.1% alcohol. 190 cases produced.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Waters
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Loess Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley
  • UPC Code 718122002092

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (2%)
  • In Cellars 88 (53%)
  • Consumed 74 (45%)

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