Koenig Vineyards 2011 Three Vineyard Cuvée Syrah, Snake River Valley, $20

By on May 23, 2014

koenig-vineyards-three-vineyards-cuvee-syrah-bottleGreg Koenig planted his own vineyard on the Sunnyslope in 1996, but he relies on three longtime friends/neighbors for this blend of Williamson (66%), Bitner (17%) and Hells Canyon. Beautiful floral notes of sage, lilac and lavender are joined by blackberry, blueberry, vanilla bean and black pepper. There’s a delicious approach of purple fruit flavors with blackberry, plum and ripe blueberry, backed by Earl Grey tea tannins, moist earth and graphite. On the finish comes a bite of black olive.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 320 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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