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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Tenor Syrah 2010
Tenor Syrah 2010
(search item no. 131146)
boutique wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $44.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Notes of dark plums, black cherry, cured meat and a hint of clove. A soft and fragrant pepper is there but it is buried in the fruit at this time. A touch of saline and a floral push add to the complexity. The palate is massive and concentrated, but in its youth it seems to be hiding detail in its soft tannin and more brambly fruit and mineral driven palate. A fresher and brighter wine than the 2008 Tenor Syrah, but a bit more precocious.
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About Tenor:

The drive at Tenor is to make world-class wine from the vineyards in Washington. Tenor is very unique. As every wine lover knows, due to the weather of a certain growing year, different vintages produce different classes of wine. At Tenor, they only release a wine when we feel it is world-class. What does this mean? This means, if you were to line up the greatest Merlot's (for example) from 2008, Tenor would be among that list. To this end, they will declassify any wine that they don't feel meets that criteria. For this reason, no two vintage releases will see the same line up of wines, because no two years growing seasons are the same. In 2007, it was Merlot and Malbec. In 2008, it is Merlot, Cabernet and Syrah. This type of standard instills a trust in their label; that what they choose to put it in a Tenor bottle is world-class.