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Trust Cellars 2007 Syrah Walla Walla Valley


In the glass, the Trust Cellars 2007 Syrah Walla Walla Valley (14.4%) is a deep, dark purple with reddish tint on the edges. Blackberry and cherry fruit notes are combined with a rich earthiness to the nose.

This Walla Walla Valley syrah is a well balanced wine offering black fruit flavors and food-friendly acidity. I was pleased that the fruit was not over-ripe nor was the oak overplayed. There was a bit of tannin coming off of the small amount of cabernet sauvignon (11%) blended into this wine. Even still, this gave the wine a good structure.

I think the Trust '07 syrah is going to do well with time. It's one I intend to buy more of, for I really like the flavor profile of Walla Walla Valley syrah captured in this wine.

Related Links
Washington Wine Report Review
Washington Wine Guy Review
Trust Cellars Wine Page


Thad - I agree with your notes and really love this wine. I think the "rich earthiness" on the nose that you described comes from the big whack (61%) of Les Collines fruit in this blend. That vineyard is yielding exceptional wines.

Steve's 2008 Riesling is also great (I know you liked the '06), as is his Columbia Valley Syrah.

Thanks Paul for sharing your experience with this wine and others crafted by Steve Brooks at Trust Cellars. I have opened a bottle of his '08 riesling, which was good, although in a much sweeter style than the '06. I'm hoping he returns to a drier approach in '09.

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