’15

baby bear

  syrah 

A hedonistic wine, darkly hued with wild blackberry and spicy cassis aromas and flavors that wrap around a subtle core of olive tapenade. Polished and expressive, with just the right amount of fresh acidity and firm tannins, the 2015 Baby Bear is a lively, complex beast. The use of 600L puncheons and extended aging make for a seamless, fully integrated wine.

96 pointsJeb Dunnuck92 pointswine Spectator

Coming from the Columbia Valley and all Syrah, the 2015 Syrah Baby Bear spent 30 months in barrel prior to bottling. Saturated purple-colored (to the rim), with a stunning bouquet of spiced plums, smoked blueberries, ground pepper, and barbecued meat, this beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness, sweet tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. As always, it’s impeccably made and one serious wine.

Jeb Dunnuck

Appellation

Columbia Valley

Vineyards

Lewis Estate Vineyard
Phinny Hill Vineyard

blend

100% Syrah

aging profile

30 months in 600L Taransaud Puncheons

Production

389 Cases

release date

April 2019

 

Purchase

Pursued by Bear

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