2019 La Serenne
SyrahRegular price $130.00
La Serenne is a superlative example of the ability of Syrah to express itself so distinctly and specifically in one site. It comes from Boushey Vineyard, the highest altitude and latest harvested of the four Syrahs we make. It was planted using cuttings from Red Willow Vineyard, which makes up another of our Syrahs, La Côte Patriarche. We’ve walked these rows with Dick Boushey for almost 20 years now and still are taken aback by the wild, seductive wine that emerges from each vintage.
93-95 Pts. - Jeb Dunnuck (barrel score)
The 2019 is an absolutely classic La Serenne. The black-purple color is striking from the moment it hits the glass, the aromas immediately follow. Cracked espresso bean, crushed rock, shaved fennel, dark berries and black pepper fill the glass alongside bright violet and fresh herbs. The palate, while medium-bodied, is rich, vibrant and expressive adding a lavish combination of crushed blackberries and blueberries to the luxurious mouthfeel. The tannin is present but polished, with superb acidity propelling a prolonged, intense finish. This flourishes with a short decant now and can be cellared 15-20 years.
- Vintage: 2019
- Varietal: Syrah
- Appellation: Yakima Valley
- Bottling date: April 2021
- Alcohol: 13.9%
Classic darker berry fruits, cracked pepper, and stemmy herb notes define the 2019 Syrah La Serenne (100% Syrah aged in 40% new French oak), and it has an old-school Saint-Joseph-like vibe in its texture and structure. Medium-bodied, beautifully balanced, and lengthy, it's going to need bottle age, but it’s clearly an outstanding wine.
95 Pts. -Jeb Dunnuck