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2019 Delille Cellars Signature Syrah

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March 24, 2024 - $26

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RATINGS

94Wine Enthusiast

The aromas start out brooding, with notes of boysenberry, violet and spice. Full bodied, rich, intense, luscious, seamless fruit flavors follow.

93James Suckling

Aromas of ripe red cherry, rosemary and dried rose. Full-bodied with fine tannins. Sleek and supple with ripe dark fruit and subtle, ground baking spice. There is a lovely floral character to the palate as well. Dry finish.

92Vinous / IWC

...spicy and intense with masses of dark red and black berries tinged with wild herbal tones and hints of underbrush...washes across the palate with silky textural dark red fruits and exotic spices contrasted by a twang of sour citrus. It finishes lightly structured yet staining, with cooling herbal and mineral tones that linger on.

91The Wine Advocate

...dense and rocky core of dark red and juicy black fruits that sway with aromas of freshly cracked peppercorns and red flowers. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals a textural mouthfeel with elements of bitter dark chocolate, smoked lavender and blackberry skin before gliding to a food-friendly finish with slightly elevated alcohol.

REGION

United States, Washington, Yakima Valley, Red Mountain

Yakima Valley AVA was the first AVA created in Washington State. The valley, a 600,000-acre area in south central Washington, was granted AVA status in 1983. In 1984 Columbia Valley was given AVA status, and Yakima Valley was enclosed within the Columbia Valley AVA. Nevertheless, Yakima Valley remains home to the largest concentration of vineyards and wineries in the state. There are more than 60 wineries and some 16,000 vineyard acres, and nearly 40% of Washington wines are made with Yakima Valley grapes. The most frequently planted grape is Chardonnay, followed by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaking here dates to 1869, when a winemaker from Alsace planted grape vines. Vineyard planting and wine production plodded along slowly until the early 1980s when numerous modern pioneers started making well-reviewed Yakima Valley wines. Some of the state’s newest, most closely watched appellations, including Red Mountain AVA and Horse Heaven Hills AVA, are contained within Yakima Valley.

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.