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Accolades for Syrah

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

 

 

The latest wines from winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla at Forgeron Cellars include some fascinating wrinkles but still displays her deft, feminine touch.

Typically Gilla has made a Columbia Valley designated Syrah that includes a significant portion from Boushey Vineyard. For the 2010 vintage, Gilla made instead 2 vineyard-designated Syrahs – one from Boushey Vineyard & the other from Les Collines. “I liked them both,” Gilla said simply. The 2 wines provide textbook examples of the contrasts between these 2 top Syrah sites.

Forgeron Cellars Syrah Boushey Vineyard Yakima Valley 2010 $30
"(Excellent) An aromatically appealing wine with cocoa, mineral, blue & black fruit, black pepper, smoked meat, & some of the famous Boushey funk. The palate is subdued & silky, on the lighter side of medium-bodied but with a lot of texture, barrel notes, & fresh, vibrant acidity that draws it out to a lingering finish. 100% Syrah. Aged in French oak (50% new). 14/5 Stars"

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