Washington Syrah is something special. A unique blend of dark, vibrant fruit and savory, meaty character, it manages to walk the proverbial Washington line between the mineral depth of France and the bold-fruited Californian examples. Boushey Vineyard is among the oldest Syrah plantings in the state and undoubtedly one of its most iconic. Wild, seductive and fresh it shows why many winemakers view Syrah as Washington’s crown jewel.
The 2018 Boushey Vineyard is a vibrant, deep purple in the glass. The aromas are deep and expressive: ripe blackberries and marionberries accented by ground spices and sandalwood. It explodes on the palate, with fine silky tannins and rich texture supporting powerful dark fruit, cracked coffee bean and cocoa. At a modest 14.1% alcohol, it isn’t heavy or jammy in the least. It finishes spicy and savory, with black olives and dried herbs leaving a lasting impression.