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Case of 2017 Darkness Syrah

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Vintage: 2017

Varietal: Syrah

Varietal Composition: 100% Syrah

Appellation: Yakima Valley

Vineyards: Boushey and Olsen 

Tasting notes:

Full throttle, silky, spicy and just flat out delicious, 2017 Darkness is pure hedonism in a bottle. Deeply saturated purple, leading with notes of raspberry preserves, baking spices and black olive, followed by an avalanche of jammy black fruit, spice, subtle earthiness. Mouthwatering, rich and supple. Like a 300 yard drive (ok, 240-250) right down the middle: keeps you coming back for more.

Food pairing: Goat cheese polenta with morel sherry vinaigrette or cassoulet with lots of duck and sausage

Movie pairing: The 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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