2010 Syrah, Columbia Valley, Lawrence Vineyards 750ml 3-Pack
Dark garnet in color, a nose of spice, blackberry, currant, and plum skin. Notes of bittersweet chocolate, lightly roasted coffee and a hint of toffee linger behind the fruit. Swirling brings up dark smoky fruit with baking spice and an intriguing citrus peel. The palate is compact and dense, with great freshness and polished red fruit. The 2010 vintage has structure but it shouldn't affect its early drinkability.
The Vineyard: Lawrence Vineyards is the estate vineyard that produces all of the wine grapes for Gård wines and other premium wineries in Washington state. Lawrence Vineyards is located in the Columbia Valley AVA on the picturesque Frenchman Hills. Vineyard elevation (1 ,365-1 ,675 ft.) and a southern-facing slope provide ideal conditions for growing fine wine grapes.
The Winemaking: Sourced from Lawrence Vineyards, October 2010, (Syrah Block 3 Joseph Phelps, Block 4 Tablas Creek and Sara Lee). Aged in 100% new French oak. Bottled on May 11, 2012.
- 89 Points, The Wine Advocate