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Accolades for Syrah

100 Best Washington Wines - 2005 Syrah

"...at $30 it's a high-value way to see what makes Boushey bottles so distinctive. Nose is marked by light berries, pepper, & game along with a healthy dose of chocolate & earth."

Sean P Sullivan, Seattle Met Magazine, September 2010

2001 Syrah "Terrific" & "Lovely"

"...terrific structure, balance, & depth..."

Dr Randy Buckner, Wine Lovers Page, May 23, 2003

2001 Syrah delivers the goods, says Wine Enthusiast

"...quintessential Washington Syrah...delivers, in spades, everything you want..."

Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, September 2004

2002 Syrah earns Silver from Dallas Morning News

2002 Columbia Valley Syrah takes Silver Medal

Dallas Morning News Wine Competition, January 2006

2003 Syrah: Seattle Post-Intelligencer's "Wine of the Week"

"...deep, rich aromas & flavors...a great wine for the hearty fare we begin craving this time of year."

Richard Kinssies, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, September 2007

2004 Boushey Syrah gets a "Sexy Syrah" Gold at Salty's

Our 2004 Boushey Syrah earned a Gold Medal in the "100% Syrah" category.

2004 Boushey Syrah takes Bronze @ 8th Annual "Sexy Syrah"

"...The 2004 Boushey Syrah does a wonderful job of showing what this vineyard can do with Syrah..."

Sean Sullivan, Washington Wine Report

2005 Columbia Valley Syrah

"...The wine’s color of dark violet-ruby is a clue to the upcoming rich aromas & flavors."

Chuck Hill, March 2010

2008 Les Collines Syrah beautifully showcases WW Valley

"Winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla consistently produces lovely, balanced wine..."

John Vitale,Tasting Room Magazine, Fall 2011

2008 Les Collines Syrah Woos with Intense Flavors

"...compact, intense flavors of dark berry, cassis, bittersweet cocoa & a hint of black pepper."

Dan Radil, The Bellingham Herald, August 16th, 2011

2010 Les Collines Syrah a Wine Enthusiast "Editor's Choice"

"...a fascinating wine sure to provide an evening’s pleasure...with excellent concentration & length..."

Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, November 2013

2010 Les Collines Syrah places 2ND at 12th Annual Sexy Syrah @ Salty's 2013
Burgundy Label
2010 Les Collines Syrah takes Gold @ 1st Annual Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition

A new wine competition specifically for wineries located within the Walla Walla Valley.

Great Northwest Wines, June 2013

90 Points for 2010 Boushey Syrah from Int'l Wine Review

"...aromas of dark berries, spice, & chocolate...red & black fruit with earth notes, excellent balance & a long finish."

Mike Potashnik & Don Winkler, International Wine Review, Sept/Oct 2013

I-WineReview.com rates 2010 Les Collines Syrah 91 Points

"...earthy aromas of black fruit & tapenade...densely concentrated fruit with ripe flavors..."

Mike Potashnik & Don Winkler, International Wine Review, Sept/Oct 2013

Northwest Palate finds 2001 Syrah "Exceptional"

"Deep aromas... Lush, mouth-filling flavors... Long, opulent finish..."

Northwest Palate magazine, July/August 2003

NW Wine Anthem calls 2008 Les Collines Syrah a "Stunner"

"...a stunner...a finish that can be measured in minutes not seconds. This wine is really dynamite & highly recommended."

Clive Pursehouse, NWWineAnthem.com, August 23, 2011

Rand Sealey - Reviews Forgeron's 2007 Syrah

"The dark fruit flavors are well saturated, with undertones of scorched earth, minerals, dark chocolate & licorice."

Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines, March 2011  

Rand Sealey Finds 2010 Boushey Syrah "Classic"

"...well-structured classic Syrah... flavors are deep & well-saturated..."

J. Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines, April 2014

Rand Sealey finds 2010 Les Collines Syrah "Impressive"

"...an impressive rendition of Les Collines Syrah... sensuous... intense..."

J. Rand Sealey, Review of WA Wines, January 2014

Rand Sealey Praises, Rates 2011 Les Collines Syrah 19/20 Points

"Deep ruby-colored... suave, yet vigorous... bright fruit acids."

J. Rand Sealey, Review of WA Wines, November 2014

Rand Sealey Reviews 2008 Les Collines Syrah

"Deep ruby colored, it offers an intense nose of raspberries, blackberries, black currants, dried roses, lavender & smoldering incense."

Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines, November 2011

Review of Washington Wines Praises 2009 Syrah

"...The ripe dark fruits are thick & mouth-caressing...Delivers a lot of flavor for the price."

Rand Sealey, Review of Washington Wines, February 2013

San Francisco Chronicle Reviews 2002 Syrah

“Tasty nose with smoky meat, earth & mineral notes: blackberry, plum, licorice, dried herb & spice flavors. Finishes with sweet vanilla oak & firm acidity.”

San Francisco Chronicle, December 2004

Santé Magazine Reviews 2002 Syrah

"...aromas of rich red & black fruit, toasty oak, vanilla & coconut..."

 Santé Magazine, October 2005

Seattle Times Raves about 2001 Syrah

"Here is everything you want in syrah..."

Paul Gregutt, Seattle Times "Wine Adviser", October 28 2003

Seattle Times Review: 2003 Syrah

Paul Gregutt’s "Top 100 Washington State Wines For 2007"

Seattle Times Reviews 2003 Syrah

"Fragrant & loaded with spice...a lovely mix of citrus, pepper, smoke, spice, acid, toast & tannin..."

Paul Gregutt, Seattle Times, June 6, 2007

Silver Medal for 2001 Syrah

2003 L.A. County Fair Wine Awards

The Wine Advocate Dubs 2008 Les Collines Syrah "Gripping, Concentrated"

"..displays outstanding grip, mouth-coating flavors & superb length." 93 Points

Dr Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate, September 2011

The Wine Advocate Reviews 2008 Syrah with 91 Points

"The flavors are ripe & succulent, the wine's balance impeccable."

Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate, September 2011

Valentine's Day Tips from the WW Union Bulletin

"Syrah can complement hearty stews, or grilled & braised meats, & is delicious paired with chocolate..."

Catie McIntyre Walker, WW Union-Bulletin, February 10, 2010

Vinography recognizes 2004 Boushey Syrah @ Taste Washington! 2009
WA Wine Report deems 2010 Les Collines Syrah "Aromatically Distinct, Excellent"

"Very aromatically distinct...with herbs, citrus peel, dry chocolate, & crushed violets..".

Sean Sullivan, Washington Wine Report "WW Valley Report 2013, Part I", October 28 2013

WA Wine Report finds 2010 Boushey Syrah "A Textbook Example, Excellent"

"...aromatically appealing with cocoa, mineral, blue & black fruit, black pepper, smoked meat...silky..."

Sean Sullivan, Washington Wine Report "WW Valley Report 2013, Part I", October 28 2013

Washington CEO Magazine Reviews 2003 Syrah

"Best of Washington Wines 2007"

 Washington CEO Magazine, March 2007

Washington Wine Report Reviews 2007 Syrah

"Mineral, light smoke, chocolate, spice, blueberry, and light earth notes. The palate is rich and opulent with a dense core of fruit and a velvety texture."

Sean P Sullivan, Washington Wine Report, December 20, 2011

Washington Wine Report Reviews 2009 Syrah

"A very delicious, understated wine."

Sean P. Sullivan, Washington Wine Report's "Fresh Sheet", December 31, 2012 

Wine Advocate Applauds 2010 Les Collines Syrah

"...richness & depth on the palate with beautiful ripeness, a layered texture & a focused finish...supple & already delicious..."

Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate, June 2013

Wine Advocate Reviews 2010 Boushey Syrah

"...a pretty, complex bouquet of black fruits, black olive, charred beef...notable freshness & a clean finish..."

The Wine Advocate, June 2013

Wine Enthusiast Review: 2003 Syrah

"...just the right mix of citrus, pepper, smoke, spice, acid, toast & tannin..."

Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, November 2007

Wine Enthusiast Reviews 2003 Syrah

"...just the right mix of citrus, pepper, smoke, spice, acid, toast & tannin."

Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, November 1, 2007

Wine Enthusiast Reviews 2010 Boushey Syrah

"...a core of pomegranate & cassis. Threads of licorice, coffee grounds & liquid smoke..."

Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast, November 2013

Wine Lover loves 2002 Syrah

"This is a lush, fruity wine with soft tannins. Nice meaty aromas & flavors are augmented by blackberries & blueberries, finishing seamlessly."

Randy Buckner, "2006 Spring Releases" wineloverspage.com, June 2006

Wine Press Northwest Reviews 2008 Columbia Valley Syrah

"This delicious Syrah opens with aromas of blackberries, black tea & mint chocolate..."

Andy Perdue, Wine Press Northwest, Spring 2012

Wine Review Online Reviews 2002 Syrah

"This extremely impressive wine packs a real punch, with very deep flavors based on dark fruit notes..."

 Michael Franz, winereviewonline.com, October 25 2005

Wines Northwest Review: 2003 Syrah

"Marie-Eve Gilla worked her magic with Syrah...& created a wine that shows power with restraint & finishes with impeccable structure."

Chuck Hill, www.winesnw.com, June 2007