L’Ecole No. 41 Syrah
Columbia Valley, Washington
Made From: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre
Tastes Like: Blueberry, Bacon, Sage, Lavender
This customer-favorite Syrah – which is really a Rhone-style GSM blend due the addition of small parcels of Grenache and Mourvedre – satisfies the most refined palates. It offers lovely herbal and spicy aromas on the nose that are reminiscent of lavender, thyme, black peppercorn, and anise. On the palate flavors of blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry are ripe yet elegant. Savory notes of bacon, olives, and sage provide a somewhat gamey backbone that leads into a long, earthy finish. 18 months neutral oak.