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2008 Rulo Winery, Syrah, Walla Walla


Rulo Winery Sign, Image by biktopincanada(flickr)

I have only drunk just two bottles of wine produced by Rulo Winery.  The first bottle was the 2006 Syrah Silo which was really quite good and well priced.  When I needed a wine to drink with dinner at my hotel room, I did not hesitate to grab a bottle of the regular 2008 Syrah.  It sells for $18.69 at Pete’s Wine Shop in Eastlake.  These are really good wines for the price.  I suspect you should try any bottle of their Syrah you can find.  The 2007 vintage of this Syrah received 96 points by Paul Gregutt in the Wine Enthusiast and **(Exceptional) in Sean Sullivan’s Washington Wine Report.  I get really excited when I find an excellent Washington state wine that is $20 or less.  This is one of those. 

Rulo Winery is both solely owned and operated by just Kurt and Vicki.  Established in 2000, the first vintage was produced at Abeja Winery.  Later that year they purchased a six acre property in Walla Walla upon which they built the winery in 2001.  Today they produce some 3,000 cases of wine from several different varietals.

2008 Rulo Winery, Syrah, Walla Walla, Columbia Valley
This wine is 100% Syrah.  On the second night, this wine released ample flavors of blue fruits that were creamy.  Still drinking well, a hint of roast and wood toast mixed with cool, savory blueberry fruit that was enlivened by prickly acidity.  There was a sweet, sugar-spice in the finish.  The long aftertaste became a little wild.  A lovely drink for right now but will hold.

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  1. December 19, 2011 at 9:00 am

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