RASA Syrah, ‘Doctrina Purpitua Bacchus Vineyard' 2012

Taking great interest in a range of flavors and terroirs, Bilo Naravane sourced this Syrah from Block 5 in the Bacchus Vineyard. This saw 30 months in 40% new French oak before bottling. The title for this 65 case production wine means 'forever learning' in Latin. The wine begins with aromas of blackberry preserves, creosote, and milk chocolate. This leads to flavors of blackberry jam, anise, cassis and black olive. Drinking beautifully right now but having tremendous structure and intensity. Very viscous example of the Columbia Valley style of Syrah. (Best 2016-2026) - March, 2016 (OB)


Wine Specifications


  • Report Date: March, 2016
  • Producer: Rasa Vineyards
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Drinking Window: 2016-2026
  • Estimated Value: $60
  • Country: United States
  • Region: Washington
  • Appellation: Columbia Valley
  • Importer: N/A

Find More: Washington: Vol. I (2013/2014), WASHINGTON 2012

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