2009 Sleight of Hand Syrah The Funkadelic – Bottle Notes
Sleight of Hand was founded in 2007 by Jerry and Sandy Solomon, and Trey Busch. The formula at Sleight of Hand is high quality wines from Washington’s most exceptional vineyards. Sleight of Hand produces a full range of red and whites and without question has one of the top few tasting rooms in all of Walla Walla.
Purple in color but maybe just starting to fade to a dark crimson. The ABV checks in at a restrained 13.8%. 100% Syrah from the aptly named Funk Vineyard. Great nose of of minerals, stones, grilled meats and Kalamata olives. Medium body and great acidity. Cherries, olive brine, rose petals and tar on the palate. Exceptionally long finish and silky tannins. Super wine that would give the likes of Cayuse and Reynvaan a run for their money. Drink over the next 3-5 years.
My rating: 94 points.
The 2011 version is $60 at the winery and I hope to try it when I visit in April.
I wrote about Sleight of Hand previously in New to Washington Wine? Check out Sleight of Hand, Gramercy & Force Majeure.
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