2015 Long Shadows Winery Syrah Sequel

Year: 2015
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Country: USA - Washington
Wine Advocate: 92
Jeb Dunnuck: 95
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.9%
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"The 2015 Syrah Sequel (which includes 7% Cabernet Sauvignon) unfurls in the glass with notes of sweet cassis and black fruit that mingle with notions of rich grilled meats and toasty oak that's better integrated than in the 2014 Vintage Select Bin 898, which is also reviewed in this report. On the palate, it's full-bodied, deep and powerful, with a sweet core of fruit and a chewy chassis of fine-grained tannins that are going to require a few years' bottle age." (WA)

"Incorporating 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2015 Sequel Syrah wasn’t destemmed and spent 18 months in 65% new French oak. Its inky purple color is followed by a huge nose of blackberry liqueur, espresso roast, scorched earth, and dark chocolate. This is followed by a full-bodied, beautiful Syrah that has remarkable freshness and purity, fine tannin, and a great, great finish. It's always a pedal-to-the-metal effort, yet the 2015 stays beautifully fresh and lively on the palate. This is certainly one of the finest vintages to date." (JD)

Winery Notes:
The 2015 ‘Sequel’ by Long Shadows is a gorgeous effort from this exceedingly hot vintage. Open and plush, this stunning Syrah made by Josh Duval begins with intense aromatics of black currant, anise, smoked meats and leather. The mid-palate weight is lovely as is the gorgeous mouthfeel. Bacon fat, cigar box, cassis and mocha flavors entice. Mineral driven, this excellent Syrah will cellar for a decade or more. (Best 2017-2027) - November, 2017 (OB) (International Wine report)