2009 Rasa Vineyards Syrah Principia Reserve


  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • curtr Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 7, 2019 - Great syrah to serve with BBQ. Still has at least 18 months in peak drinkability.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • curtr Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 16, 2019 - Resolved, full body, smooth. Drink up now.

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  • Streaker! wrote: 92 points

    November 2, 2018 - Last tasted/note 2/2016. Pop and pour. Moderate climate Syrah medium to full bodied. Great depth of dark blue to red/black fruit with mineral and floral accents. Noticable heat knocks it down a tad. Overall very nice but would drink sooner than later to enjoy the fruit as I’m not sure tertiary transition is a plus here. My last bottle.

  • Pedroel Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 10, 2017 - Improved over last year; better overall balance and depth. Raising the score.

    11/26/2016 Note: Well made, but lacking a sense of place. WW has some amazing vineyards, with easily identified terroir. This Syrah, by contrast, has a generic quality to it that makes it a bit undistinguished. Score: 90 pts.

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  • tcosgriff Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 17, 2017 - Deep purple color with a bouquet and flavor of apricots, coffee, and bergamot (think Earl Grey tea). Good balance and nuance with dusty tannins. Very nice wine. Tasted at the end of my family's great tour of the Washington wine region at the winery's tasting room on the outskirts of Walla Walla. The tasting was memorable with much talk of the very gifted and interesting owners, made better by the excellent and intriguing wines. Please note the owners' penchant for Latin phrases.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Rasa Vineyards
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Principia Reserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 142 (48%)
  • Consumed 154 (52%)

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