A blend of 100% Syrah, the 2014 Syrah The Psychedelic is a sensational effort that comes all from the Stoney Vine Vineyard in Walla Walla, which is in the Rock region. It offers lots of mulled black fruits, olive, smoked duck and lavender nuances to go with a full-bodied, big, ripe, hedonistic personality that never comes across as over the top or heavy. Replacing the Funkadelic release, enjoy this beauty through 2024.
2014 “LEVITATION” SYRAH
93+ points (Fall 2016 wine club release)
More focused, straight and elegant than The Psychedelic release, the 2014 Syrah Levitation is a more classically styled Syrah that offers pretty violet, smoked black fruits, earth and hints of chocolate. Full-bodied, ripe, layered and balanced, I like its mid-palate depth and it should age gracefully. Give it a year or two in the cellar and enjoy bottles through 2026.
2014 “THE SORCERESS” GRENACHE
92 points (Fall 2016 wine club release)
Trey continues to be a jack-of-all-trades and excels with just about every variety, even the more temperamental Grenache. His 2014 Grenache The Sorceress, which incorporates 20% Syrah, exhibits impressive blackberry, kirsch, damp earth, truffle and peppery notes, medium to full-bodied, richness, and a supple, sexy personality. Aged 11 months in 20% new French oak, it’s one of the best examples of this cuvée to date, and will drink nicely for another 7-8 years.