2015 MCM Spectaculuxe Syrah – Columbia Valley
We crafted this Syrah blend around the magnificent fruit from four distinguished vineyards: Ranch at the End of the Road near on Red Mountain near Benton City and Arianses Vineyard and Stone Tree Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope near Mattawa. Distinct locations with climates all their own and two different clones contribute to a complex flavor profile of dark fruits, spices, savory edges, and a hint of floral notes from a significant helping of Viognier from Marsala Vineyard near Zillah. Bottled 7/29/17; 120 cases produced; Alcohol 14.1%
94% Syrah (43% Ranch at the End of the Road Vineyard, 40% Arianses Vineyard, 11% Stone Tree Vineyard)
6% Viognier (Marcela Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged 22 months Export-style barrels, 17% new American oak from Canton Cooperage, the balance in seasoned French oak from Ton. Vernou, and seasoned American oak from A&K.
Tasting Date 04/11/2019
The 2015 Syrah Spectaculuxe (which includes 6% Viognier) offers an attractive, complex profile that carries plenty of spice-laced black and blue fruits, incense, candied violets, and hints of bay leaf. It's medium-bodied, has a layered texture, good acidity, and fine tannin, all making for a delicious, high-quality Syrah that offers loads of value. Reviewed by Jeb Dunnuck