2018 Fool's Gold Rye-Whiskey Syrah (500ml)
2018 Fool's Gold Rye-Whiskey Syrah
2018 Washington Syrah
14.50% Alc. by volume
100% Weinbau Vineyard Syrah
Wahluke Slope AVA
Aged in small-volume Rye-Whiskey barrels
Name Origin: - Fool's Gold - noun: Any of several minerals, especially pyrite and chalcopyrite, sometimes mistaken for gold.
Surprise! It’s been a while since winemaker Pam produced our yummy Fool’s Gold Rye-Whiskey Syrah…and you can bet this 2018 wine is stunning because it was double casked for over 2 years (first year in French oak, then an additional year in a Rye-Whiskey barrel).
Like its 2016 predecessor, the nose is crazy with aromas that “fool you”…salted caramel, spiciness, nuttiness, vanilla, coconut… All those amazing smells that come from the wooden barrels that you don’t taste on the palate. And we sure don’t smell whiskey. But what you do taste, is pure yumminess! Deep red and blue fruits that remind you of sun-dried raisins. See if you can taste a little toffee, a little vanilla, and some slight whiskey notes on the palate. And there’s a tich of a spicey/sour finish thanks to the rye grains used previously in the barrel. For us – the whiskey notes appear after you’ve swallowed, as if the wine is gracefully exiting the stage.
While Fool’s Gold isn’t sweet, we sure want to pair it with desserts. Consider having breakfast for dessert by serving a glass of Fools’ Gold alongside a scone smothered in blackberry jam, Devonshire crème and a chocolate drizzle. Or pour this Fool’s Gold over salted caramel ice cream. We thoroughly enjoyed a chunk of Dark Chocolate with Almonds alongside our taste! Just remember…it will fool you…because the alcohol is pretty high! Enjoy!