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- Bucko - 08-06-2008 10:47 PM

2006 Abeja, Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, $32. Intensely fruity without being jammy, this medium to full wine is characterized by smoked meat, black fruits and cedar. Silky and elegant, the wine carries the 14.6 percent alcohol well; 91/91.

2006 Dusted Valley, Syrah, Reserve, Columbia Valley, Washington, $35, 244 cases. Black fruit and sweet oak highlight the nose and palate. Balanced, lush and deep – give it time to shed its baby fat; 90/90.

2006 Dusted Valley, Syrah, Stained Tooth, Columbia Valley, Washington, $24, 972 cases. I could be fooled into believing this is a Yann Chave. Medium bodied, balanced and crisp, the aromas and flavors speak of smoked meats and black fruits; 90/92.

2006 Dusted Valley, Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, $28, 412 cases. This one is very Rhone-like, with black fruit and smoked game. You’ll find an earthy, fruity finish; 89/90.

2005 Rulo, Syrah, Columbia Valley, Washington, $24. Deeply hued, full and friendly, this wine displays smoked meats and black fruit throughout. It is easy to drink right now given its welcoming tannins; 90/91.

2005 Sapolil, Syrah, Dwelley Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, $35. This deeply-hued Syrah exudes black fruit. Medium to full in the mouth, the wine has a crisp, tannic backbone and a long finish; 89/89.

2005 Sapolil, Syrah, Patina Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, $38. This Syrah is almost black in the glass. Rich and ripe, the sweet black fruit is backed by firm, rounded tannins. There’s no rush to drink this one – let it age; 91/91.

2006 Sapolil, Syrah, Patina Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley, Washington, $38. This vintage pushes the ripeness level. Deeply hued, the wine is packed with mixed black fruits and cedary notes; 88/88.

2006 Trust, Syrah, Columbia Valley, Washington, $28. Purple-red in color with berries and cherries abounding on the nose, the wine is soft, fruity and well balanced; 87/87.


- Kcwhippet - 08-06-2008 11:16 PM

WOW!! I don't know any of these wineries.


- Bucko - 08-06-2008 11:24 PM

There're popping up in WA faster than weeds. It is hard to keep of them all, that's for sure.


- winoweenie - 08-07-2008 09:31 AM

Especially wif them skinny wheels youse have. WW [Image: wink.gif]