Today, we offer a rare, sensational 93 rated (Wine Spectator) Syrah from Washington State.
Even great Pinot Noir winemakers need a break from the finicky, noble grape once in awhile. Ken Wright, known for his highly-rated, single-vineyard Oregon Pinot Noirs, introduced a new label in 2003, Tyrus Evan, producing Claret, Syrah, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Wright used the middle names of his two sons, Cody and Carson, for the new label. It is a way for his boys to enter the winemaking business, if they choose to do so. The bottlings are limited-only 512 cases were made of the Syrah - but they are definitely worth seeking out.
Wright has shown a "Midas Touch" with his Walla Walla Syrah. A 93 point rating from Wine Spectator confirms this view. We're big fans of Washington State Syrah in general, but the 2008 Tyrus Evan is a cut above the rest. Our $35.99 price is rock bottom low.