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2016 Sleight of Hand Levitation Syrah

ITEM 8098115 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
danielsh… 1 $35 $35
2 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8108325 1 $36 Feb 6, 2022
I8098115 1 $35 Jan 30, 2022
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RATINGS

94Jeb Dunnuck

...plenty of savory black (and some blue) fruits, notes of bouquet garni, spice, and liquid violets, medium to full body, some background meatiness, and a great finish.

93The Wine Advocate

...aromas of blackberries, grilled meat, juniper and burnt sage. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and velvety, with low acidity, ripe tannins and a deep core of fruit. Open-knit and generous...

93Wine Spectator

Harmonious and expressive...offering black raspberry, dark licorice and smoked pepper flavors that take on structure toward refined tannins.

93Stephen Tanzer

Sexy, inviting aromas of blackberry, red raspberry and smoked meat. Complex, sappy and varietally expressive on the palate, with blackberry and bitter chocolate flavors lifted by violet and black pepper... Finishes strong and long, with a slightly exotic floral quality adding to its appeal.

90Wine Enthusiast

...Aromas of plum preserve, jarred cherry, violet and dried stem lead to plush fruit flavors.

REGION

United States, Washington, Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley AVA is larger than some states. At 18,000 square miles, or 11 million acres, the appellation covers almost half of Washington State and a small part of Oregon on the south side of the Columbia River. Established in 1984, Columbia Valley contains numerous sub appellations within its boundaries, including Yakima Valley AVA and Walla Walla AVA, both large and important wine districts. Columbia Valley AVA, generally called the Columbia Basin by Pacific Northwesterners, is in the Columbia River Plateau, and the AVA also includes a section of northeastern Oregon. There are dozens of microclimates within this appellation of about 7,000 vineyard acres. Many kinds of grapes are grown in the Columbia Valley, though the principal grapes planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. Eastern Washington experiences very hot summers and cold winters, and the northern latitude means that Washington vineyards receive several more hours of sun in the summer than California vineyards. Grapes in Washington therefore have time to develop significant tannins and overall ripeness.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.