Tuesday, December 24, 2013

2007 Cougar Crest Reserve Syrah

Well it's Christmas Eve, time to wrap those last presents and hopefully enjoy a lovely dinner while watching a favorite Christmas movie, a perfect way to end the holiday rush. And with my special dinner I've opened a bottle of 2007 Cougar Crest Reserve Syrah!

The wine is a beautiful ruby color in the glass with great clarity. The nose is full of rich dark fruit, blackberries, plum and cherry over some rich leather and oak. The taste is a classic Walla Walla Syrah, with rich fruit up front, blackberry, ripe plum that transitions to some cherry cola, dark chocolate and mineral notes mid palate. The long, dry finish is supple and inviting, practically begging you to take another sip. 

Overall I would rate this wine a solid 8, as it's a great example of a solid Walla Walla Syrah at a spectacular value as I bought half a case from WTSO for only $20 a bottle!  Tonight I'm enjoying this wine with a Christmas Eve dinner of steamed lobster, grilled Brussels sprouts and a baked potato with butter and sour cream, a perfect end to the holiday rush! Salut!

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