B. Leighton Olsen Brothers Vineyard Yakima Valley Syrah Washington 2018 Rated 94JD
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- United States
- 90+ Point Wines
The 2018 Syrah Olsen Brothers Vineyard, from a site in Yakima Valley, is a mix of clones that were not destemmed, and it was brought up mostly in neutral oak. It's a classic Yakima Valley Syrah with its full-bodied, rich, meaty style as well as ample darker fruits and notes of smoked game, chocolate, tapenade, and spice. It reminds me of a great vintage of Jaboulet's Domaine de Thalabert and should keep for 15 years. Drink 2021-2035.
Wine Tasting Notes
Dark, dark and brooding like a great film noir. Wet rich earth, charred Herb de Provence, fresh black cherry compote continuous with a firm, luscious and salivating mouthfeel. This wine is gorgeous and unlike most film noir, this finishes with a happy ending filled with love and tears of joy.