Friday, March 20, 2009

TN: 2003 Dunham Syrah Columbia Valley

Yes, it's a bit ironic that I'm "Washington Wine Guy" yet have neglected to even mention or write a note about a Washington wine (especially considering it's WA Wine Month). Just haven't had a chance to drink one lately until last night. Celebrated a big Husky wine with a very nice bottle of Dunham Syrah. I should have some juicy tidbits about a couple of newcomers in the next day or two, so stay tuned!

Popped and poured this baby and it was cruising from the get go. Deep purple in the glass with aromas of ripe blue fruit, meat, spices, and an ever so slight hint of vanilla oak. This was much more ready and approachable than the bottle I had a couple years ago. Lush on the palate with tangible density, ripe fruit, and smooth acidity. A nice lingering finish left me thirsty for another bottle. 91 pts.

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