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2016 Charles Smith Wines Old Bones Stoneridge Vineyard Syrah

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May 30, 2021 - $115

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RATINGS

95The Wine Advocate

The nose is laced with dark cherry, black raspberry and spiced plum sauce, with a spicy mineral tone. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and remains spicy and tannic, with soft tones of bitter black tea, finishing with hints of oak and vanilla.

94+ Stephen Tanzer

Alluring, aromatically pure perfume of raspberry, plum, spices, white pepper and orange peel. Vibrant and sharply delineated, with a subtle salinity to its flavors of red berries, spices and orange zest. Lovely inner-mouth tension here, and not at all overoaked...

91Wine Spectator

Well-built and persistent, with blueberry, bacon fat and bitter chocolate accents that build density toward polished tannins.

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.