2012 CT Barrel Project Syrah Upland Syrah Upland Vineyard


  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Yakima Valley Snipes Mountain
Drink between 2016 - 2022 (Edit)
CT91.2 45 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 44

  • recotte wrote:

    June 10, 2019 - PnP. If this were a song, it would be “Hot Hot Hot!!!” by the Cure. ABV is way out of balance tonight, and without balancing acidity, it’s just a hot, gloppy mess. Put the cork back in after one glass, put it in the fridge, and hoping that it’ll show better tomorrow. Will update if it shows improvement.

    Update: on night two, and served much cooler, the alcoholic heat was significantly tamed, but still present. Lots of fruit showing through. Maybe a "high end barbecue wine," but hard pressed to think of what food I'd want to eat this with.

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  • fingers wrote: 89 points

    March 25, 2019 - Very clumsy for about the first three hours or so open - prominent alcohol with a bitter bite at the fore. But it did settle down with a nice balance of fruit and tannins with mellow oak after a lot of air time. The acidity does, indeed, show a little flabby and I sense this may be starting to really fade. 5+11+16+7= 89

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  • RLP805 wrote: 89 points

    January 27, 2019 - Opened along side a 2012 CT Bacchus and this bottle was an easy winner. When opened this had a huge amount of fruit on the nose. On the palate the fruit, mainly cherry, was still big on the front end with light tannins on the finish. An enjoyable wine; based on this bottle I doubt this will improve much with age so drink up.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • S1 Does not like this wine:

    December 30, 2018 - Oak, astringent tannin, canidied red fruit, alcohol dominant, out of balance

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • khmark7 wrote:

    December 8, 2018 - Sacrificial Syrah with short ribs in the oven. Musedir's recipe.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer CT Barrel Project
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Upland Syrah
  • Vineyard Upland Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Yakima Valley Snipes Mountain

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 27 (5%)
  • In Cellars 304 (56%)
  • Consumed 210 (39%)

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