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Nxnw North By Northwest Syrah Columbia Valley 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A little light and initially floral on the nose with hints of vegetal notes adding complexity. Air brings out light notes of tar and black pepper along with some blueberry and blackberry fruit. Fresh on entry, this shows nice cut in the mouth, with some baby fat still, and enough vanilla oak to be noticeable, but everything is fairly well balanced. The fruit turns more towards a dark raspberry/wild blackberry on the back end, which shows suggestions of tobacco and chocolate from the oak (which grow a bit more obvious on the modest finish). The tannins pop a bit on the finish, buffered for the moment by the sweetness of the fruit. Shows a little heat on the finish. 88pts

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Region: USA » Oregon » Columbia Valley

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Winery: NXNW Winery
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Editorial Reviews for Nxnw North By Northwest Syrah Columbia Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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02/13/2013

A little light and initially floral on the nose with hints of vegetal notes adding complexity. Air brings out light notes of tar and black pepper along with some blueberry and blackberry fruit. Fresh on entry, this shows nice cut in the mouth, with some baby fat still, and enough vanilla oak to be noticeable, but everything is fairly well balanced. The fruit turns more towards a dark raspberry/wild blackberry on the back end, which shows suggestions of tobacco and chocolate from the oak (which grow a bit more obvious on the modest finish). The tannins pop a bit on the finish, buffered for the moment by the sweetness of the fruit. Shows a little heat on the finish. 88pts



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