Luke Columbia Valley Syrah

Wahluke Slope AVA, Washington

I heard stories about him for years, saw him in the flesh a few times, and spoke to him only once. The true depth of a man’s character is often unknowable, but even one conversation was enough to convince me that Luke was an imitation of no one. He revealed him-self slowly, like a freed wind emerging from the shadow of a mountain. Seemingly ordinary at first, but undeniably complex. Bold and determined, but unabashedly generous.

Tasting Notes

Luke Syrah is a full-bodied red packed with profound color, concentration of flavors and velvet elegance. The wine opens up rich and bold, suggesting pepper, licorice, dark chocolate, and spice followed by blackberry, blueberry, and candied fruits. A lengthy finish highlights the ripeness and complexity of the wine.

Varietals: 100% Syrah Alc: 14.9% pH: 3.77 TA: 5.6g/L French & American Oak 1,855 cases produced

Vineyards: Stone Tree, Clifton Hill, Frenchman Hill, Southwind

I heard stories about him for years, saw him in the flesh a few times, and spoke to him only once. The true depth of a man’s character is often unknowable, but even one conversation was enough to convince me that Luke was an imitation of no one. He revealed him-self slowly, like a freed wind emerging from the shadow of a mountain. Seemingly ordinary at first, but undeniably complex. Bold and determined, but unabashedly generous.

Tasting Notes

Luke Syrah is a full-bodied red packed with profound color, concentration of flavors and velvet elegance. The wine opens up rich and bold, suggesting pepper, licorice, dark chocolate, and spice followed by blackberry, blueberry, and candied fruits. A lengthy finish highlights the ripeness and complexity of the wine.

Varietals: 100% Syrah Alc: 14.8% pH: 3.74 TA 5.5g/L French & American Oak 1,116 cases produced

Vineyards: Stone Tree, Clifton Hill, Frenchman Hill, Southwind

I heard stories about him for years, saw him in the flesh a few times, and spoke to him only once. The true depth of a man’s character is often unknowable, but even one conversation was enough to convince me that Luke was an imitation of no one. He revealed him-self slowly, like a freed wind emerging from the shadow of a mountain. Seemingly ordinary at first, but undeniably complex. Bold and determined, but unabashedly generous.

Tasting Notes

Luke Syrah is a full-bodied red packed with profound color, concentration of flavors and velvet elegance. The wine opens up rich and bold, suggesting pepper, licorice, dark chocolate, and spice followed by blackberry, blueberry, and candied fruits. A lengthy finish highlights the ripeness and complexity of the wine.

Varietals: 100% Syrah Alc: 14.5% pH: 3.91 TA 5.4g/L French & American Oak 1,195 cases produced

Vineyards: Katherine Leone, Clifton Hill, Clifton & Wahluke Slope

  • 91

    points

    Wine Enthusiast, March 2022

    "Editor's Choice. Fruit for this wine comes principally from Stone Tree, Clifton Hill and Frenchman Hill vineyards. The aromas are fairly quiet, showing a sleek mix of pomegranate, grilled herb, smoke and bacon fat. The palate brings creamy flavors of smoked ham and olive—an intriguing mix. There's a lot of richness to be had, along with silky soft flavors. "

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  • 91

    points

    Wine Spectator, September 2022

    "Easygoing yet has plenty of personality, offering lively black cherry, grilled herb and spice flavors that finish with ripe, zesty tannins. Drink now through 2028. "

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  • 90

    points

    Wine Spectator, August 2021

    "A handsome, zesty Syrah, with perky blackberry and licorice flavors that have a whiff of bacon. Drink now through 2027. 1,116 cases made."

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  • 92

    points

    Wine Enthusiast, December 2020

    "Editors' Choice. Aromas of black raspberry, scorched earth and pomegranate lead to rich fruit flavors. It's a no holds barred, rich, intense Syrah. Decant if drinking in the near term."

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  • 90

    points

    Wine Spectator, February 2020

    "Zesty and plump, with easygoing fruit, offering blackberry and pepper flavors that build richness toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2025. 1,195 cases made. — TF"

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  • 91

    points

    James Suckling, June 2020

    "Shows quite a bit of wood now with chocolate and walnut to the hints of spice, meat and fruit. Full-bodied, layered and velvety. Drink now."

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  • 91

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    Wine Enthusiast, March 2020

    "Appealing aromas of coffee, assorted dried herbs and whiffs of smoked meat are followed by a soft, sultry palate, full of plum flavors that glide on the finish. The tannins show a little tackiness at present, revealing the wine's youth. Give it a short decant to see it deliver."

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TRADE & MEDIA ASSETS /////////////////

2019 Luke Syrah – 91pts, Wine Spectator – Wine Necker

2019 Luke Syrah – 91pts Editors’ Choice, Wine Enthusiast – Wine Necker

2019 Luke Syrah – 91pts Editors’ Choice, Wine Enthusiast – Shelftalker

2019 Luke Syrah – 91pts, Wine Spectator – Shelftalker

2019 Luke Columbia Valley Syrah – Tasting Note

2018 Luke Columbia Valley Syrah – Tasting Note

Luke Columbia Valley v18 & v19 Wine Enthusiast Ratings 11-2020 – Sell Sheet

Luke 2018 Syrah Wine Enthusiast 92pts Accolade – Shelftalker

Luke 2017 Syrah Wine Enthusiast 91pts Accolade – Shelftalker

Luke 2017 Syrah Wine Spectator 90pts Accolade – Shelftalker

Luke Columbia Valley v17 Syrah Wine Spectator 90pts – 1-31-20 – Sell Sheet

Luke Columbia Valley Wine Spectator – Adventures in Values – 1-31-20 – Sell Sheet

Luke Columbia Valley Family Beauty Shot

Luke Columbia Valley Austin Food.Wine.and.Swine Best Wine – 11-24-19 – Sell Sheet

Luke Columbia Valley Wine Enthusiast – 12-04-19 – Sell Sheet

Luke Columbia Valley Wine Spectator 8-31-19- Sell Sheet

2017 Luke Columbia Valley Syrah – Tasting Note

Luke Columbia Valley Syrah – Non-Vintage Label

Luke Columbia Valley Syrah – Non-Vintage Bottle