LONG SHADOWS Syrah, Columbia Valley ‘Sequel’ 2018

From winemaker, John Duval of Penfold's fame, this stunning Syrah rested for 18 months in French oak barrels, with 65% being new. Beautiful on the nose with those unique Washington characteristics of smoked meat, boysenberry, black cracked pepper, saline, iron, and bacon fat. You must experience the nose on this wine, it is so intoxicating. Inky and dark purple in the glass, it pops with flavors of blackberry compote, charcuterie, and black olive tapenade. The tannins are still a bit chalky but the high acidity complements it nicely. The long finish is both earthy, meaty, and fruity all at the same time - the best combination. Great after 2024 or enjoy now with a 6-hour decant. And at $60 - are you kidding me? Highly recommended and definitely the best Sequel I have tasted from Long Shadows and one of the best Syrah’s I’ve had in 2018 from Washington. Highly recommended and Editors Choice. 2215 cases produced.

United StatesWashington Columbia Valley

Editor IssueImporter
J. YoungJune, 2022

Find More: WASHINGTON Vol. VI (2018-2021)

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