B. Leighton Olsen Brothers Vineyard Syrah 2014 (Yakima Valley, Washington) -  [WA 93] [WS 91]

B. Leighton Olsen Brothers Vineyard Syrah 2014
(Yakima Valley, Washington) - [WA 93] [WS 91]

Regular price $75.00 Sale price $59.99 Save $15.01

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About this winery:

Brennon Leighton is the Director of Winemaking and Viticulture at Charles Smith Wines where he oversees all viticulture, vineyard relations and winemaking for all Charles Smith brands, including K Vintners, Charles Smith Wines, ViNO, SIXTO, Wines of Substance and Casa Smith. Considered to be one of the best winemakers in the state of Washington by wine critics and connoisseurs alike, Leighton has nearly 20 years of experience in winemaking and viticulture.

In 2012, Leighton created B. Leighton Wines to showcase the world-class terroir of Washington State. B. Leighton Wines are authentic, classic and alive. The wines have received 90+ points by wine critics such as Wine Spectator and Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, who most recently noted, “If you haven’t heard of Brennon Leighton, now’s a good time to fix that!”

Olsen Brothers is located on the Northwest bend of the Yakima River as it turns North at Red Mountain. The elevation averages about 1000 feet and the soils are sandy with broken basalt.

Tasting Notes:
Black pepper and wet rock. Dark, danky and expressive, what a wine! Black plum, charred meat, aged leather and spices. Finishes long on the palate with herbal notes that are reminiscent of wild mint.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2014 Syrah Olsen Brothers Vineyard checks in as 100% Syrah, all from rocky, volcanic soils, that was fermented with 100% whole cluster and aged in 20% new puncheons. This full-bodied, concentrated, low acid, sex-pot of a wine sports a deep ruby/purple color and terrific notes of liquid violets, pen ink, blueberry, graphite and hints of plums. Like all of Brennan's wines, it’s impeccably made, has first-rate purity and is well worth its going rate." - Jeb Dunnuck (Jun 2017)

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Deeply structured and slightly brooding, with expressive huckleberry and black olive aromas and persistent smoky plum, bitter chocolate and earthy mineral notes. Best from 2019 through 2023. 123 cases made." – TF (Aug 31, 2017)