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    Sequel Syrah 2007
    Syrah/Shiraz - Columbia Valley, Washington


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    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Spectator, 93 Wine Enthusiast, 93 International Wine Cellar, 92 The Wine Advocate, 91 Connoisseurs' Guide

    Region: Columbia Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.7%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 116680

    Winemaker's Notes:

    John Duval, formerly of Australia's iconic Penfolds Grange, chose the Columbia Valley as his "Sequel" for the continuation of his life's work with Syrah.

    Dark, lush and layered with blackberry, ripe plum and blueberry flavors complimented by aromas of black tea and incense. The wine offers great depth and richness with a silky texture and vibrant finish.

    Blend: 98% Syrah and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon

    Critical Acclaim:

    Delivers a lively mouthful of blueberry, plum, floral and white pepper flavors that cascade around one another through the long, vivid finish. Ripe and round. Drink now through 2017. 1,950 cases made.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Pungent and spicy, dark and brooding, this wine brings it with deep, sappy berry fruit and overtones of meat and garrigue, all with muscle and verve. Tannins are firm and hard, showing some ripe stem and earth flavors, and plenty of barrel toast. Muscular and warm, this Syrah walks the line perfectly between the Rhône and Barossa.

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Bright ruby-red. Knockout nose combines raspberry, smoked meat, pepper and an ineffable floral quality. Then fat, concentrated and surprisingly dry and classic, with palate-staining flavors of black raspberry, blackberry and pepper. Offers superb breadth with a light touch. This very youthful wine finishes impressively long, with a late note of hard candy.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    The 2007 Sequel was made by Australian John Duval. It is made up of 98% Syrah and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 18 months in 65% new French oak and 5% 300-liter American oak “hogsheads”. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it emits an expressive bouquet of smoked meat, bacon, lavender, sage, blueberry, and plum. On the palate it is plush and layered suggesting readiness for near-term drinking. However, there is ample underlying structure for those wanting to wait for a more aged character. This lengthy effort should provide pleasure through 2022.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Nicely focused, keenly varietal and proving that a wine can be, at once, both ripe and structured, Sequel's layered look at Syrah is a concentrated, complex and well-composed effort that shows plenty of potential for further improvement with age. That said, its polish and seamless construction afford it plenty of near-term appeal, and those who are simply unable to wait for the four or five years it deserves will find it a most handsome mate to roast leg of lamb even now.

    91 Points
    Connoisseurs' Guide
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    User Reviews:

    WineLover57 (8/15/2012)
    There are not enough o's in smooooth to describe Sequel! It is in my top 3 wine list! I only bring it out when there are true wine lovers in the room because I don't want to waste it on anyone who won't appreciate the intense depth and lush feel of this wine. Deep, dark, intense nose, truly a SEXY wine!

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