2012 DeLille Cellars "Doyenne" Grand Ciel Vineyard Yakima Valley Syrah (750ml)

2012 DeLille Cellars "Doyenne" Grand Ciel Vineyard Yakima Valley Syrah (750ml)

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93 points Wine Advocate
A similar purple/ruby, semi-opaque color to the Signature Syrah, the 2012 Doyenne Syrah Grand Ciel Vineyard has more minerality (no doubt due to coming from Red Mountain) to go with lots of blackberry, graphite, pepper and crushed violet notes. Like the Signature Syrah, it shows the vintage nicely with lots of concentration, integrated acidity and a big finish, where the wine's structure becomes more apparent. It will benefit from short-term cellaring and have 10-15 years of overall longevity. (JD)  (6/2015)

92 points Vinous

Good dark red. Lovely perfume of cherry, cranberry, white pepper, spices and dusty flowers. Lovely fine-grained Syrah with a savory restraint to its highly aromatic red berry and spice flavors complicated by a hint of game. Made from a slow-to-ripen Entav clone. Finishing quite firm, even a bit youthfully sullen, this already complex Syrah needs time to evolve. (Drink between 2019-2028) (14% alcohol; basically a single block of clone 383)(ST) 92+  (11/2015)