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Wild 4 Washington Wine Raves about 2009 BlackSmith Syrah

"Everything good about Washington Syrah can be found in a bottle of 2009 BlackSmith Syrah. Quote me on that."

William Pollard Jr., Wild 4 Washington Wine, February 2012

 

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"This week I enjoyed a bottle of BlackSmith Syrah, & the smile is still on my face. BlackSmith is made by winemaker Marie-Eve Gilla of Forgeron Cellars in Walla Walla, Washington. BlackSmith is a 2nd label by Forgeron & priced at 1/2 the price of their 2008 Forgeron Syrah. Go find this wine. Now...

Everything good about Washington Syrah can be found in a bottle of 2009 BlackSmith Syrah. Quote me on that."

"This wine was immediately enjoyable when I removed the cork. It had a captivating deep color which enticed & beckoned. Swirling the wine around, I wanted to fall into my wine glass as layers of aroma enveloped me. My nose was deep in the shifting aromas of candied dark fruit, smoke, leather, taffy, & cola, wrapped in the perfume of violets. This wine seduced me. A medium bodied wine, it was almost crisp & left a gentle tingle on my tongue & teeth. It was smooth with moderate tannin, & a satisfying finish of cola, leather & dark fruit. This wine is very focused & balanced with a heady nose. Big like...

I enjoyed this wine with a dinner of grilled King Crab legs, rib-eye & steamed Brussel sprouts. The smokiness of the grilled food worked well with this wine. But the 2009 BlackSmith needed no food. After dinner I relaxed & contemplated the delights of BlackSmith Syrah. This is a buy-me drink-me wine. I saved a glass of wine for the next day, but the amazing aromas & the delicious finish had faded. Kudos to Marie-Eve Gilla, she has crafted a most enjoyable wine at an accessible price. Go discover how fantastic Washington Syrah can truly be."

 William Pollard Jr., Wild 4 Washington Wine, February 2012