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2008 Sequel Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Sequel 2008 Syrah

Winery: Sequel

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 99% Syrah & 1% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $50

Cases produced: 1,025

KWG Score: 93.5 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: January 21, 2013

Wine Review: This opaque and onyx colored Syrah from Washington State impressed our panel. It opens with a saddle leather like bouquet with notes of black raspberry and plum in the background. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a juicy black currant with notes of plum and boysenberry. We also picked up some mild smoky oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins drift away nicely. The panel suggested that this really good Syrah would pair perfectly with a ribeye steak. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: John Duval, formerly of Australia's iconic Penfolds Grange, chose the Columbia Valley as his "Sequel" for the continuation of his life's work with Syrah Opaque and blue-ish purple in color, this is an expressive wine offering vibrant aromas of sweet dark fruits, grilled meats and freshly roasted chestnuts. Dark cherry flavors laced with notes of nutmeg and savory spice are framed by refined tannins and a delicate acidity that lingers on the finish.

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