2015 2015 Sequel
- Winemaker John Duval
- Appellation Columbia Valley
- Varietal Syrah
Incorporating 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2015 Sequel wasn't destemmed and spent 18 months in 65% new French oak. Its inky purple color is followed by a huge nose of blackberry liqueur, espresso roast, scorched earth, and dark chocolate. A full-bodied, beautiful Syrah that has remarkable freshness and purity, fine tannin, and a great, great finish. It's always a pedal-to-the-metal effort, yet the 2015 stays beautifully fresh and lively on the palate. This is certainly one of the finest vintages to date.
Aromas of blackberries, blueberries and black licorice follow through to the medium to full body. Firm and silky tannins and a checked, fine finish. Drink and enjoy.
The 2015 Sequel unfurls in the glass with notes of sweet cassis and black fruit that mingle with notions of rich grilled meats and toasty oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, deep and powerful, with a sweet core of fruit and a chewy chassis of fine-grained tannins that are going to require a few years' bottle age.