Over the long Thanksgiving Day weekend many bottles of wine were opened and poured in my house to celebrate family and friends, and in thanks to all of the blessings we have. Of the many bottles shared, my favorite of the weekend was the 2008 Ross Andrew Boushey Vineyard Syrah from Columbia Valley.
This ’08 Syrah has a deep ruby, almost purple color. On the nose is a lot of wet earth, along with smoky meat and barbecue aromas and some blackberry. On the palate are cherry, blackberry, pepper and a touch of coffee, with nice sweet tannins. This wine is very well balanced and drinking beautifully now, but can be cellared for another 5 plus years. I only wish I’d bought a case instead of a bottle!
I visited the tasting room of Ross Andrew Winery in Woodinville, Washington a couple of years ago, which is where I purchased this bottle. If you’re ever in the Seattle area definitely check out nearby Woodinville. It’s a great little town full of tasting rooms, wonderful restaurants, and darned nice people. Be sure to visit Ross Andrew Winery’s tasting room while you’re there!