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Animale 2005 Syrah Label

Reviews: 2005 Syrah

Wine and Spirits Magazine - December 2007

The December 2007 issue of Wine and Spirits Magazine features ANIMALE 2005 Syrah:

"Animale 2005 Yakima Valley Syrah - From its name to its electric purple color, this wine is not exactly shy. It leads with a spicy mix of savory herbs, smoked pork and black currant, but it never goes to far. Its juicy black fruit melds with a tarry minerality that keeps the wine focused and limber. Put a pig on a spit and uncork this. [91 points]"

Robert M. Parker Jr.'s Wine Advocate - August 31, 2007

Wine Advocate Washington Wine reviewer Dr. Jay Miller penned very favorable notes on the ANIMALE 2005 Syrah, not long after release:

"The 2005 Syrah, sourced from two vineyards, is 100% varietal. This purple-colored wine offers up smoky, meaty, blueberry aromas leading to an uncomplicated but thick and rich, full-flavored wine that is seamless and hedonistically styled. Drink it over the next 5-7 years." [89 points]

Seattle Times - June 20, 2007

"Wine Advisor" Paul Gregutt's Seattle Times article of June 20, 2007 included highly favorable commentary on the ANIMALE 2005 new releases, singling out the 2005 Syrah for special praise:

"From dreams and passion come these start-up standouts

"...This syrah is packed with flavor - black pepper, smoked ham, mushroom and fennel wrapped into the firm black fruits. It's a wine that keeps reaching out to you if you pay attention, and certainly should evolve nicely over the next six to eight years."

For more information, please read the full description of the Animale 2005 Syrah.