"An impressive nose of tar, black pepper, dark fruits, spice and bacon fat. This full-bodied effort is ripe and dense (without becoming heavy) with flavors of blueberry, pepper, anise and pepper wine mineral accents. The wine possesses a silky mouthfeel with soft acidity and dusty tannins."
Brandon Barfalvi - Wine Manager
This wine is a beauty displaying wonderful purity of fruit, a gorgeous mid-palate and a long, enticing finish. It's a wine with impeccable balance that will drink well young and age beautifully.
The majority of the Syrah fruit comes from the Les Collines Vineyard in Walla Walla with Syrah from Seven Hills Vineyard (Walla Walla) and Lewis Vineyard (Yakima) playing supporting roles. A little bit of Mourvedre and Grenache (both from Minick Vineyards in Yakima) help fill out the wine and give it more structure and nuance.
Supple, complex and distinctive for its black olive and mineral character, all wrapped in a blanket of ripe blackberry fruit and nappy tannins, persisting impressively on the long, vibrant finish. Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Best from 2012 through 2017.
QED stands for Quod Erat Demonstrandum (what was to be shown). A further motto on the label reads "the proof is in the bottle." This is supple, almost voluptuous, dark, sappy, packed with compressed black fruits, streaked with iodine and coffee. It shows excellent length and opens with scents hinting of game, earth, sweet mocha, lead pencil and cedar. Complex and intriguing, with six or eight year aging potential. A very impressive debut.
The first release, the 2007 QED is made up of 94% Syrah, 3% Grenache, and 3% Mourvedre sourced from several top vineyards. It was aged in 25% new French oak. Dark ruby-colored, it offers up a classy nose of pepper, mineral, smoked meat, game, spice box, and blueberry. This leads to a mouth-filling, intense, super-concentrated, opulent wine that has enough underlying structure to evolve for 3-4 years. It will deliver much pleasure through 2022 if not longer. This is a very fine debut indeed!
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