Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Gordon Brothers 2006 Estate Syrah

Back in the Saddle

I’m back in the saddle again, the Syrah saddle that is. Wait, that just sounds inappropriate, I apologize. What I am doing appropriately is enjoying Syrah again. Specifically, I’m enjoying Gordon Brothers 2006 Estate Syrah. I recommend you immediately go out and find this wine – it’s truly a gorgeous Syrah.

Notes: The first thing I noticed was the wonderful dark purple color. Putting my nose in the glass I enjoyed a smoky, berry reduction aroma with a hint of tobacco. In the mouth there’s good weight, it’s bright with ripe, dark fruit pie and a touch of meatiness on the sides of my mouth. More please?

I took the opportunity to pair this Syrah with grilled lamb at home. While some may find it cliché to pair Syrah with Lamb, this made for an absolutely incredible pairing. I did well. As, I’m typing, I realize that my only complaint is that my bottle is empty.

If you'd like to read about my visit to the Gordon Brothers Winery, here's the link.

FYI: If you're in the greater Seattle area, then you'll want to check out the Release Party at Gordon Brothers tasting room in Woodinville, Washington on August 28th. They will be featuring the 2006 Syrah – which scored 91 Points by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. This event is open to the public on August 28, 2010, Noon-7:00 PM.

Contact Info: Gordon Brothers Tasting Room 19501 144th Ave. NE #A-800 Woodinville, WA 98072 http://www.gordonwines.com/

Cheers!