Snoqualmie Syrah 2006
Editorial Reviews for Snoqualmie Syrah
At first very low key but pure wild syrah fruit with a candied cherry top note and a core of violet pastille, yet with air this turns a bit dank and candied with notes of sweet tea, old flowers and tank stink coming to dominate the nose. Soft, flabby and amorphous in the mouth with faded fruit tones and a whiff of vanilla all in a very easy style. 73pts
Barnyard, manured nose. Palate has a nice texture. Nothing outstanding, but there's a bit of eucalyptus and some leather. Pretty boring.
Nose: blackberry, cherry, smoke 14% Alcohol overall very pleasant
Woodsy, smokey, a little mediciney. Bright and fruit forward. All in all pretty good! I picked up this bottle for 7$ and at that price it is a steal. Probaby a good buy under $10. Side note - real nice flavor on the sides of the tounge (oak?)
The wine was pretty ordinary as Syrahs go. I asked the waiter the vintage, because the fruit did not seem as ripe as it could have been. The bouquet was fruity, I got a little oak, complexity was lacking, and cherry and tar came through on the midpalate. The finish was minimal. It surely wasn't worth the $10 or $11 per glass they charged me in the restaurant.
This is a delicious syrah. lots of fruits right from the gate with a really smooth finish. The finish is a bit short, but I can easily look this over since it is one of the better syrahs i've had this year at this price point...hell, at any price...
Got this at Trader Joe's for under 7 bucks... and it is at my local market, a couple miles downriver from Snoqualmie Falls, for under 9 bucks. Whoever paid $100/glass at a restaurant..tant pis! I do not use all those descriptors for wine... what I will say is that this wine has a lovely taste and leaves a nice feeling in my mouth and has been a great hit at holiday gatherings - even beside some $20-$40 bottles... In short, it is a delicious wine. And no wine snob will sway me otherwise!
External Reviews for Snoqualmie Syrah
The Rhône Valley has clearly been a major source of inspiration for American winemakers recently. Syrah was first planted in Washington in the 1970s. This bottle is smoky with earthy aromas of leather and dark berries. Aged in oak (25% new) for less than a year.
Crisp and tangy. A bit sharp but mingles cherry and passion fruit flavors pleasantly. These flavors are elegantly balanced with the wines crisp acidity and its lush supple tannins. The long elegant finish shows off a hint of sweet oak.