Case of 2017 Darkness Syrah

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Vintage: 2017

Varietal: Syrah

Varietal Composition: 100% Syrah

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Vineyard: Boushey 61%, Olsen 39%

Tasting notes

Willy Wonka and his Oompa Loompa team have again delivered a monster vintage of Darkness. The 2017 is deep purple and loaded with silky blackberry, black olive, black pepper and smoky earthy goodness. Velvety, rich and supple, yet bright, lifted and intense. Truly a tour de force.

Food pairingGoat cheese polenta with morel sherry vinaigrette or cassoulet with lots of duck and sausage

Movie pairingThe Shining

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.

 

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