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Accolades for Syrah

Rand Sealey finds 2010 Les Collines Syrah "Impressive"

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

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


Rand Sealey brings 40 years experience in the  wine trade to keep you informed about the rapidly expanding Washington wine market & industry.

2010 Forgeron Cellars Les Collines Syrah, Walla Walla Valley ($46 – wine club only)

19/20 points

"This is an impressive rendition of Les Collines Syrah. It exhibits a semi-opaque purplish color & a sensuous nose of wild blackberry, blueberry, & black currants, with scents of attar of rose, lavender, violets & spiced incense. On the palate, the black & blue fruit flavors are thick & saturated, yet refined, intermixed with licorice, dark chocolate, campfire coffee & Blue Mountain foothills loam, gravel & loess minerals. The intensity continues on the back with sensations of macerated berries, roasted nuts, & framboise liqueur, & turns sweetish (crème de cassis) & then dry (orange peel, suede leather, cinnamon bark, burnt charcoal), followed by a lingering spicy (nutmeg, clove) grainy tannin finish that is accented by bright fruit acids (.69 g/100 ml. total acidity) & moderate oak (40% new French). 19/20 points."

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