Tried this cheapie from WholeFoods last night:
- UpperLeft Syrah ColumbiaVlly (14.5%; VintageUpperLeftWines.com) Hal Landvoigt/Vintage UpperLeft/WallaWalla 2018: Very dark/near black color; very strong ripe/blackberry/boysenberry/spicy slight herbal/peppery/licorice/pungent bit complex quite attractive nose; lightly tart/tangy strong blackberry/boysenberry/ripe Syrah/spicy bit peppery/licorice/herbal light toasty/oak classic WashState Syrah flavor w/ modest chewey tannins; very long lightly tart strong blackberry/boysenberry/spicy Syrah/licorice/peppery bit toasty/oak finish w/ light tanninc bite; could use a few more yrs of age; speaks strongly of WashState Syrah & as good as many $25-$30 WashState Syrahs; not a profound Syrah but has more interest than most at this price point. $9.00 (WF)
More arguasittle from TheBloodyPulpit:
- This is a wnry I’ve not heard of before. It appears to be a negociant operation for inexpensive wines. Never heard of its winemaker, either. My first encounter w/ their wines. They also make Chard/Merlot/Cab.