2005 La Serenne, Syrah
This was our sixth vintage sourcing grapes from the same block in Dick Boushey’s Yakima Valley vineyard. With each year we seem to learn and appreciate more of this unique Syrah site, one that rewards us with low yields, dense concentration and immense flavors. The even ripening of the 2005 vintage favored slow development, an extra level of ripening, intense fruit development, and a structure that eclipses previous vintages. While the 2005 has the same seamless palate impression as the 2004, there’s more fruit “lift” in both aroma and flavor that takes this wine to another dimension.
At its core La Serenne is an impenetrable black color with a vibrant magenta edge. Wild Syrah notes of smoky wood, spice, grilled meat and black pepper surround a foundation of exotic black/red fruits, dried fruit and roasted coffee bean. The flavor is huge, with a dense nucleus of blackberry and plum, big silky tannin and a more powerful impression than in the past. This is the most long-lived La Serenne to date yet it still captures that immediate appeal of previous vintages.
Blending Detail and Aging Profile
- 100% Syrah
AVA & Vineyard Detail:
- Boushey Vineyard Yakima Valley