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2011 Chateau Ste Michelle Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Ethos Reserve"

Chateau Ste. Michele 2011 Ethos Syrah

Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ethos Reserve"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 750

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: January 22, 2015

Wine Review: This opaque and midnight blue colored Syrah from Washington State was one of our top three Syrahs discovered in our recent Big Blind tasting. It opens with a mild blackberry pie bouquet with hints of oak and pencil shavings. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, smooth and silky. The flavor profile is a gentle smoky oak and black licorice blend with hints of black currant, minerality and a dash of cinnamon. The finish is pleasant, dry and its moderate tannins are well managed. The panel suggested pairing this Syrah with veal scallopini and German chocolate cake. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The Ethos Syrah represents the ultimate combination of power and softness. The wine offers rich dark blackberry fruit among layers of complexity and a sweet finish. The fruit came from the Wahluke Slope and our Cold Creek Vineyard. Eastern Washington’s soil and climate is a great match for growing amazing Syrah. Try this wine with rack of lamb!

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