2015 Darkness Syrah

2015 Darkness Syrah
2015 Darkness Syrah

94 pts Wine Advocate (2014)
93 pts Wine Spectator (2014)
92 pts James Suckling (2014)
91 pts Wine Enthusiast (2014)
91 pts Wine & Spirits (2014)

Tasting notes

2015 DARKNESS SYRAH:
2015, captured in the bottle, is on first blush, a most decadent and imposing thing. Deep, brooding, opaque and incredibly dark and unctuous. Yet again Willy Wonka and his tribe of Oompa Loompas brewed an insanely scrumptious rendition of Darkness. Almost black, this syrah shaped predator is jammed with blackberry, black olive, black pepper and smoky, gamey earth.  As lush as it is, its acidity provides lift and balance, shaping its fine tannins into a seamless mouthful of pure silky syrah.

FOUNDERS’ NOTES:
Darkness is our full throttle, wide-open desert island syrah from the Yakima Valley. Dick Boushey and Leif Olsen are arguably among the finest syrah growers in our universe today. We decided to make this wine in 2005 and have never looked back. It has gobs of high scores from many publications, including a 94 from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate for the 2014. It's called Darkness because.

 

 

Vintage2015
Varietal100% Syrah
Varietal Composition100% Syrah
AppellationYakima Valley
VineyardBoushey and Olsen
Acid0.54 g/100 mL
PH3.97
AgingAged in 50% new French oak. Racked to blend prior to bottling.
Fermentation25% whole cluster fermentation. Maximum temp. 84°F.
Residual Sugar0.01 g/100 mL
Alcohol14.50%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date06/16/2017
Cases Produced316
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