This is a Washington Syrah with aromas that jump out of the bottle. Big fruit aromas mix with toasty barrel notes making for a pleasing smell. The flavors are like cherry jam, it is big and mouth filling, this is not a little wine. The finish is like velvet, silky and smooth. The slight woody notes help this wine pair well with barbecue foods.
The Buck is named after one of the bulls that use to roam the Coyote Canyon Vineyad before it was a vineyard. The blend is 100% Syrah and picked from all French oak barrels. I find that Syrah can be a tricky wine to make and can change directions pretty quickly. I enjoy the finish of this wine and think that Syrah can be a great addition to some of our other blends because of its great color, fruit forwardness and silky finish. It has a lot of the components I enjoy finding in Syrah and I hope that you agree.
- Blend Composition: 100% Syrah
- Alcohol by Volume: 14.6%
- Bottling: June 30, 2014
- Cases Produced: 140
- Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyards
- AVA: Horse Heaven Hills, Columbia Valley
- Winemaker: Justin Michaud
Gold - 2015 Denver International Wine Competition
Silver - 2016 Seattle Wine Awards