2005 Rockblock “Seven Hills Vineyard” Syrah Walla Walla

rockblock_7hillsI had this wine at the Rhone Rangers event this summer and was really fired up about this wine. Made by Domaine Serene, the rocking Pinot Noir producer from the Willamette Valley, and sourced from one of the best Syrah vineyards in the state. Fortunately, I got to revisit this yesterday, and for this first time in a while the color of a wine necessitates some mentioning. Ruby with extraordinary haziness. On the nose, wet earth, bark, plums, blackberry, blueberry, meat, black pepper, spice, and some French Oak. On the palate, dry, creamy mouth feel, good dark fruit, dusty spicy component, medium tannin, medium alcohol, nicely balanced wine with moderate length on the finish. I am getting some of this for myself.    

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