Washington Wine Report ~ Review of 2014
"The 2012 Delmas Syrah is a breakout wine... a wine of extremely high quality that is almost completely irresistible (it came in sixth in my Seattle Metropolitan Top 100 Washington wines list this year) with a mere 75 case production... This is one mailing list well worth considering."
Delmas was highlighted by Sean Sullivan in a great overview of Walla Walla's 2014 season. It's a fascinating and in-depth report that looks back over the 30 years of the Walla Walla AVA. Head over to Washington Wine Report to read the full review. Here is the portion of the article covering Delmas.
"I first wrote about Delmas back in 2012. For this winery, proprietors Steve and Mary Robertson source fruit from their SJR vineyard in The Rocks District of the Walla Walla Valley, with Billo Naravane (Rasa Vineyards, PB) making the wine.
The 2012 Delmas Syrah is a breakout wine for the winery, a wine of extremely high quality that is almost completely irresistible (it came in sixth in my Seattle Metropolitan Top 100 Washington wines list this year) but at a mere 75 case production is tough to get one’s hands on. This is one mailing list well worth considering."
2012 Delmas Syrah
SJR Vineyard Walla Walla Valley
"(Exceptional) A new benchmark for this winery that shows more fruit than is often seen on Rocks wines. It brings complex notes of huckleberry, plum, smoke, chocolate, flowers, and orange peel. The palate is rich with exquisite, seamless blue fruit flavors with smoked meat accents showing a vibrant texture that leads to a hyperextended finish. A very pretty, very precise, and shamelessly appealing offering of Rocks fruit."