L'Ecole No. 41 2018 Columbia Valley Syrah
L'Ecole 41 Heritage Collection Syrah offers sweet and savory complexity, with dark aromas of blackberry, black cherry, violet, licorice, and crushed rock. Fruit forward and velvety on the palate, this varietally expressive Syrah presents silky tannins, plush mocha, and spiced cinnamon carried by notable freshness. It finishes tangy, flavorful, and persistent.
Blend: 80% Syrah, 18% Grenache, 2% Mourvedre
Blended with 18% Grenache and 2% Mourvèdre, this red offers aromas of dark raspberry, huckleberry and dried herbs on the nose. There's a savory sense to the pillowy, soft flavors on the palate. It's high octane but keeps it all in check.
Including 18% Grenache and 2% Mourvèdre, the 2018 Syrah Columbia Valley has a juicy, blackberry, peppery herb, and graphite-scented nose that carries to a medium-bodied, elegant, nicely concentrated and textured Syrah that's ideal for drinking over the coming 5-7 years. It builds nicely with time in the glass, and readers looking for a complex, lively, more Old World styled Syrah that still has plenty of fruit will love this.