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    DeLille Doyenne Syrah 2008
    Syrah/Shiraz - Yakima Valley, Washington

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    • WS94
    • WE93
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 Wine Spectator, 93 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Yakima Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Alcohol By Volume: 15%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 113147

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Our Syrah defines the 2008 vintage character beautifully -- revealing a nose of pomegranate, black raspberry, flowers, black pepper and minerals. Interesting notes of grilled meat and wet stones accompany the usual Syrah flavors of black plum, pomegranate, and fresh herbs. Demonstrating uncommon elegance, balance and power, the finish is focused and long. This wine continues the 2008 trend of interesting, elegant wines with classical structure and memorable longevity.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Focused, intense and detailed, with layers of flavor on a taut, lively frame. Offers star anise, tar, floral and dried sage overtones to the blackberry, Italian plum and espresso flavors, lingering enticingly on the energetic finish. Best from 2013 through 2018. 1,400 cases made.

    94 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2008 Signature Syrah contains 2% Viognier with 70% of the fruit coming from Red Mountain and 30% from the Boushey Vineyard in Yakima Valley. Aromas of pomegranate, black raspberry, smoked meat, game, and pepper lead to a complex, succulent, velvety-textured Syrah with exceptional balance and length. Drink it through 2023.

    Doyenne is DeLille’s sister label used for Rhone-style wines. This year’s releases include two white wines.

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Cofermented with 2% Viognier, this elegant Syrah rests on a base of toast, coffee grounds, loam and savory herbs. The fruit—pie cherries and plums—is subservient to the details of earth, mushroom and leather. All is beautifully integrated, balanced and long. A wine to savor.

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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    WineLover57 (8/15/2012)
    Can't say enough about Doyenne! It is another big red, chewy but full of fruit. I keep this one for special occasions.
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    WildeWine (4/14/2012)
    There was deception to this wine. I fell more and more for the wine as it opened up. Nice complexity and unique rich flavors with hints of coffee and dark berries. Spicy & smooth.

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