Delmas Wines

Walla Walla Valley Syrah

9.65 ratings
9.73 pro ratings
Walla Walla Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Tom Dugan

General Manager of DeLille Cellars

9.5

Much lighter bodied in style than most WA Syrahs. Bit of funk upfront on the nose and palate, with some pepper in the middle, and a jammy finish. Very young.

Much lighter bodied in style than most WA Syrahs. Bit of funk upfront on the nose and palate, with some pepper in the middle, and a jammy finish. Very young.

Feb 24th, 2019
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2016 Delmas Syrah is a head-turning wine that takes its seat at the high table in Washington Syrah. Sourced from the highly acclaimed SJR Vineyard, the Syrah is connected with 7.25% Viognier in the co-ferment and saw limited new oak prior to bottling. This instantly impressess as it exudes heady aromas of red currant jelly, cigar ash, blood orange rind, barn floor, crushed wet gravel and Asian spices which all come together beautifully and continue to bring you back to the glass for more. On the palate this silky, smooth and seductive red is well balanced and laced with flavors of cranberries, pomegranate, Mandarin orange, red cherry candy, peat moss and Umami. This has incredible range, precision, purity and focus from start to finish. Overall, this is a completely compelling wine from winemaker, Billo Naravane, which will cellar beautifully for a decade or more. Drink 2019-2030- 96

The 2016 Delmas Syrah is a head-turning wine that takes its seat at the high table in Washington Syrah. Sourced from the highly acclaimed SJR Vineyard, the Syrah is connected with 7.25% Viognier in the co-ferment and saw limited new oak prior to bottling. This instantly impressess as it exudes heady aromas of red currant jelly, cigar ash, blood orange rind, barn floor, crushed wet gravel and Asian spices which all come together beautifully and continue to bring you back to the glass for more. On the palate this silky, smooth and seductive red is well balanced and laced with flavors of cranberries, pomegranate, Mandarin orange, red cherry candy, peat moss and Umami. This has incredible range, precision, purity and focus from start to finish. Overall, this is a completely compelling wine from winemaker, Billo Naravane, which will cellar beautifully for a decade or more. Drink 2019-2030- 96

Feb 14th, 2019
Boxer Briefs

2016. Funk up front, light, 92% Syrah, 8% Viognier. Jammy finish, a bit of green pepper, great mouthfeel, really nice wine.

2016. Funk up front, light, 92% Syrah, 8% Viognier. Jammy finish, a bit of green pepper, great mouthfeel, really nice wine.

Oct 11th, 2018
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Definitely not a California Syrah, light in color unlike my favorite Albans but such a great nose & lingering taste. SJR is the way to go
Jeb 97, I can’t disagree🤷🏼‍♂️
His thoughts as follows

Their 2016 Syrah SJR Vineyard is a beautiful, classic wine from this estate as well as the finest wine I’ve tasted from them. A blend of 91.6% Syrah and 8.4 Viognier that spent 14 months in 60% new French oak,

Definitely not a California Syrah, light in color unlike my favorite Albans but such a great nose & lingering taste. SJR is the way to go
Jeb 97, I can’t disagree🤷🏼‍♂️
His thoughts as follows

Their 2016 Syrah SJR Vineyard is a beautiful, classic wine from this estate as well as the finest wine I’ve tasted from them. A blend of 91.6% Syrah and 8.4 Viognier that spent 14 months in 60% new French oak,

Aug 5th, 2022
Will Bean

Will had this 2 years ago

Will had this 2 years ago

Sep 6th, 2020