2014 CT Barrel Project Syrah SJR Vineyard


  • USA
  • Washington
  • Columbia Valley
  • Walla Walla Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • Oskiwawa wrote: 87 points

    August 17, 2019 - popped and poured. Drank over 3 hours. Lots of oak driving vanilla. Not enough acidity and fruit to outlive the oak. Enjoyable wine that should be drank over the next 3-4 years. I do not think this will benefit from decanting.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • Wine Gopher wrote: 91 points

    February 10, 2019 - I feel like this is in a good place right now. Popped and poured but I've been drinking it slowly over a few hours. My impression is that versus other Rocks Syrah I've had it tends toward a little more fruit forward and less swampy funk but it is still there. The flavor profile is dark berries and cured meat. Medium acid. Medium finish.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • schwank wrote:

    January 1, 2019 - Really heavy oak at this point. Not really my style for syrah.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • fingers wrote:

    December 28, 2018 - Can’t believe I made no mention in my prior note of the heavy oak character. This bottle was laden with wood and creamy tannins. It let up some on the second day open, but I’m finding it a little over the top right now. Another year before I touch another and hope for the best.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • recotte Likes this wine:

    October 1, 2018 - PnP, consumed over two nights.

    Based on fingers' comments, I kept this on the cooler side, which helped tame any heat, I think. I enjoyed this wine, but it struck me as "Rocks light." A bit of gamey/meatiness, but not to the extent that most Rocks Syrahs have, and more fruit-forward. Not necessarily a bad thing, per se, just notable. Nice and round on the palate. Seems to be in a good window to start drinking, but based on it performing just fine across two nights, it should hold for a few more years, as well.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer CT Barrel Project
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard SJR Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Walla Walla Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (3%)
  • In Cellars 336 (76%)
  • Consumed 92 (21%)

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