Tenet Wines The Pundit Syrah 2016 - Vine Republic
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Tenet Wines The Pundit Syrah 2016

  • js95
  • v90
Tenet Wines The Pundit Syrah 2016
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SKU 088586006944


The color is deep ruby with garnet highlights. Raspberry jam and citrus with soy and earthy undertone aromas are complemented by a brambly, subtle meaty character. A smooth mouthfeel glides into a long silky finish with flavors of juicy blueberry, hints of tobacco and subtle gamey undertones.
Category Red Wine
Region United States, Washington, Columbia Valley
Brand Tenet Wines
  • js95

James Suckling 100 BEST WINES UNDER $30 (2018) - A dense and rich wine with so much white pepper and cloves. Full-bodied, layered and intense. So much going on here. Spices almost burn but then the fruit kicks in and makes it all happen. Drink now.

January 2019
  • v90

VinousBright, full ruby. Slightly reduced aromas of dark berries, dark chocolate and spices; less expressive and wild than the 2015 version was at the same stage. Concentrated, silky and fine-grained, displaying sexy spice and violet lift to the concentrated dark berry and licorice flavors. I find more sweetness and primary fruit character--and more generosity of texture--than in the 2015 version of this bottling. The long finish hints at chocolatey ripeness but also shows lovely violet lift and a fine dusting of tannins. This needs aeration or a year or two in the cellar to shed its reductive quality. (I should note that a second bottle was a bit less generous and sweet.) (14.5% alcohol).

Antonio Galloni, November 2018