Sensational Syrah from Chateau Ste. Michelle

I don’t often blog about Chateau Ste. Michelle because the Washington winery has such a high profile and is very a well-known brand, and I tend to write about smaller wineries. But we recently pulled out a bottle of their limited release 2005 Syrah Wahluke Slope and I simply just had to share its beauty here!

We started the evening by pairing this fine Syrah with sharp cheese, and then moved onto barbequed steaks. Luscious. Jammy. Smoky. Plush.

And from the tasting notes: “Hints of warm boysenberry fruit and roasted espresso grace this soft Syrah. Plush on the palate, this wine is fleshy, viscous and mouth-filling. It is a tribute to the Wahluke Slope style of fruit – forward and jammy.”

No surprise that Chateau Ste. Michelle 2005 Syrah Wahluke Slope  received 90 points from Wine & Spirits. And the good news – you can still buy a bottle – but be fast – it is a limited release!