2006 La Serenne, Syrah
Syrah La Serenne is the only one of our wines that clearly reflects a single clone of one variety from a single vineyard. So its style and character take the same direction every year. And the dominant “marker” for this terroir-driven wine is texture: this Syrah from Dick Boushey’s mid Yakima Valley vineyard has a seamlessness that none of our other wines have: it enters plush and stays that way through to the finish. Its rich black berry and black cherry aroma is enhanced by notes of smoked meat, cream and roasted earth. Black cherry, licorice and pepper flavors dominate the palate, with glimpses of tobacco, smoke and wood. Despite its supple texture La Serenne has the stuffing to cellar for many years.
Blending Detail and Aging Profile
- 100% Syrah
AVA & Vineyard Detail:
- Boushey Vineyard, Yakima Valley
From Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 30, 2008:
"... enticing aromas of mineral, earth, crushed stone, pepper, and blueberry jam. This is followed by a massive but seamless wine with superb blue fruit and blackberry preserve flavors..." 94 points