Spring Valley Nina Lee 2012
|Region||United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley|
Ripe and supple, with layers of black plum, blueberry and apricot, wrapped in polished tannins and finishing with hints of smoke and dark chocolate. Drink now through 2022. 2,000 cases made.
Slightly more modern styled, yet still playing in the classical, balanced style of the estate, the 2012 Syrah Nina Lee is 100% Syrah (all from the estate vineyard in Walla Walla) that spent 21 months in 50% new French oak. It has ample dark fruit to go with notes of vanilla bean, scorched earth, underbrush and spring flowers. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and beautifully textured, you can drink it today, or cellar it for a decade.
Aromas of earth, black cherry, cedar and blackberry precede full-bodied, layered fruit flavors with a long finish. It's a delicious, no-holds-barred offering of the variety.