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Label - Animale 2001 Syrah - Washington State

Reviews: 2001 Syrah

Northwest Palate - May/June 2004

The May-June 2004 issue of Northwest Palate Magazine includes a nice write-up on the ANIMALE 2001 Syrah, along with recipe recommendations:

"Animale 2001 Syrah - Perfumed, ripe blueberry aroma. Jammy blueberry flavor with fine tannins. Long, peppery, and concentrated finish. Match with black bean and chorizo stew. (60 cases produced)"

Seattle Times - April 7, 2004

Seattle wine writer Paul Gregutt mentioned the ANIMALE 2001 Syrah as one of his favorites in his Seattle Times article of April 7, 2004.

"Syrah grape is finally catching on in Washington with growers and consumers

"Animale 2001 Syrah ($24). A big bruiser, dense and purple-black, jammy and delicious, with inviting streaks of raw steak, smoke and peppercorn."

Seattle Times - February 12, 2003

Paul Gregutt of the Seattle Times reviewed a pre-bottling sample of the Animale 2001 Syrah. This is an excerpt from his Seattle Times article of February 12, 2003.

"Washington's newest group of wineries shows promise

"Animale 2001 Syrah...This wine, the first from a tiny, Seattle-based producer, won't be released until May. But it caught my attention because, in spite of its over-the-top (15.1 percent) alcohol, it packs powerhouse fruit, with excellent peppery spice.

"Winemaker Matt Gubitosa says he wants to make wines 'dominated by intense fruit, jam and spicy qualities true to varietal character.' He's off to a good start. Just 60 cases were made. Contact: or e-mail"

For more information, please read the full description of the Animale 2001 Syrah.