Blueberry and cedar
Blueberries on the nose, very bright and youthful - thinner and less leathery than the 2002 (tasted together). Tar on the finish, the wine has some structure and will be interesting to see how it ages.
Tart and woodsy - the oaky / cedar quality shines through. Cola and licorice on the mid palate, with more cedar on the finish
Great floral berry nose! Well integrated with berry fruit with spice, pepper and smoke. Hints of graphite. Elegant and smooth on the palate. Very nice right now! 93 pts. 8/12/11 at Winery
mildly oaky and dusty/smoky scents dry and spicy
External Reviews for Columbia Winery Syrah Yakima Valley Red Willow Vineyard
Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Showing plenty of straightforward blackberry fruitiness and appropriately varietal pepper, this substantial, nicely stuffed youngster is clear about just what it is, and it is equally clear about its need for additional age, and three or four years seems the minimal wait before it can even begin to unwind and really round into shape.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Cellar for future drinking. Wine will improve with bottle aging.
"Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Showing plenty of straightforward blackberry fruitiness and appropriately varietal pepper
Bright red plums, dark berries and earth fill the nose. The palate is filled with dark ripe fruits, smoke and black pepper followed by a rich and lengthy finish.
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