Tenet Wines The Pundit Syrah 2020
|Region||United States, Washington, Columbia Valley|
Very attractive sweet berries and licorice with an ink undertone. Medium-bodied with round, creamy tannins that show a nice amount of chewiness and length. Some chocolate undertones to the fruit. Drink or hold.
Mainly Syrah from a handful of sites in the Columbia Valley, the 2018 Syrah The Pundit Columbia Valley sports a vivid purple hue to go with gorgeous blackberry and black raspberry fruit as well as notes of flowers, peppery herbs, and assorted spices. Medium to full-bodied, it has terrific overall balance and no hard edges, with a kiss of chalky minerality on the finish. It's a gorgeous 2017 to drink over the coming 4-5 years or so.
This wine is a partnership between Chateau Ste. Michelle and famed French producer Michel Gassier and consultant Philippe Cambie. The aromas are expressive, with notes of huckleberry, flower and earth. Palate-staining flavors follow, showing richness, depth and, most of all, balance and texture. It's outright delicious, a mouthful of a wine and a big-time value. Editors' Choice.