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A quick Wine Primer

About meYashar ShayanCertified SommelierImpulseWine.comFormerly of The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, Palisade, Seastar, Wild Ginger, Wine World, Efeste Winery, Matthews Cellars

A quick Wine PrimerSight



FEW + Other

Are we being nosey?How to smell wine

Brogan Smells the wine by J. Nathan MatiasSmelling with your mouth90% of taste is actually smell

SaltySweet (Sugar)Sour (Acid)Bitter

Hot & Spicy & AlcoholSavory (Umami)

Syrah ProfileNorthern Rhone of FranceHermitage, Crozes Hermitage, Cte-Rtie

Smoke, meat, bacon, pepper, dried herbs

Dark, deep, purple

Chris PetersonWinemakerFormerly of DeLille CellarsMarty TaucherGeneral ManagerFormerly of Microsoft

Avennia ArnautBoushey Vineyard SyrahSeattle Magazine red wine of the year 2013

Appellation: Yakima ValleyBlend: 100% SyrahVineyard: 100% Boushey Vineyard SyrahAgeing: 15% New French oak, aged 16 monthsFermentation: 15% whole cluster with native yeastCases: 310Retail: $48

Boushey VineyardWashington making a name for itself with Syrah2007 Grower of the Year Wine & Spirits Mag2002 Grower of the Year WWCAmong Best Syrah in the state800-1400 feet elevation

Cabernet ProfileFamous out of BordeauxOften blended with Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Petit VerdotBlack currant, anise, blackberries, black peppercorn, green peppersOften aged in new oak barrels

Dark red to purple in color

Chateau Palmer "Alter Ego"Sold in 1814 to General Palmer of England1885 Bordeaux classificationThird Growths (Troisimes Crus)2nd labelCabernet Sauvignon: 51% Merlot: 49%93 Points Wine Enthusiast

Leviathan Red WineWinemaker Andy Erickson: former Screaming Eagle WinemakerViticulturist Annie Favia: worked at Newton with John Kongsgaard, then with David AbreuTogether stared Favia55% Cabernet Sauvignon, along with Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet FrancSF Gate Cult winery

Campania, ItalyMt VesuviusVolcanic Soils

Photo by Massimo FinizioFeudi Taurasi Region: Taurasi DOCGGrape: AglianicoThe Nebbiolo of the SouthBold, even harsh at timesAge worthy

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