From my (and Woot's) lovely State of Washington!
The Rhone Report
"Stepping things up a notch in concentration and richness, yet still holding onto the polish and elegance shown by all of Sean's wines, the 2010 Rotie Cellars Northern Blend is a co-fermented blend of 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier that was aged mostly in neutral barrel before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Deep ruby/purple, it is deep and dense aromatically, with smoky black fruits, bacon fat, dark chocolate, wild herbs, and crushed rock like minerality all emerging from the glass. Medium to full-bodied on the palate and simply impeccably put together, with a concentrated, rich palate weight that's carried by a seamless texture and a lively, energetic feel, this thrilling, age-worthy Syrah should be given 3-4 years in the cellar, and then consumed over the following 10-12 years."
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