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2006 Sequel Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Winery: Sequel

Vintage: 2006

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Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 96% Syrah & 4% Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 2,012

KWG Score: 94.1 (based on 7 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: January 7, 2010

Wine Review: This Excellent pitch black colored Syrah from Washington State blew way its competition is a mini Syrah tasting that we recently conducted. It opened with a mild, yet attractive boysenberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, smooth, and elegant. The flavor profile is a delicious blend of black raspberry and blackberry with notes of oak and black pepper throughout. The finish is dry and its smooth tannins are nicely prolonged. This wine made by John Duval of Grange fame, would be a perfect match for filet mignon and steamed red beets. Yum! - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A generous and concentrated wine of great character, the 2006 Sequel is notable for its deep purple hue, rich aromatics and layers of flavor. Almond, dark chocolate and cherry notes fill the glass, complemented by hints of black licorice, blackberry, cocoa powder and a touch of smoke. Great complexity on the palate with a lengthy finish, this is a refined wine of beauty and balance.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Sequel 2006 Syrah.

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