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Rasa Vineyards 2008 Creative Impulse DuBrul Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot (Yakima Valley)

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A fine expression of the special strengths of the DuBrul vineyard. The fruit is pure and juicy, a riot of blueberry, blackberry and cassis. There is a focused thread of fresh herb and as the nose expands the baking spices kick in beautifully. A wine to study and explore; it can continue to evolve for hours, if not days.  — P.G.  (9/1/2011)
94
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Rasa Vineyards 2009 In Order to Form a More Perfect Union Red (Columbia Valley (WA))

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The fruit used to make this Bordeaux-style blend of 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Franc was sourced from the DuBrul, Kiona, Dionysus and Weinbau vineyards. Dense and deeply flavorful, this wine has intense notes of black fruits, brown spices, licorice and coffee.  — P.G.  (4/1/2013)
94
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Rasa Vineyards 2009 Doctrina Perpetua Syrah (Columbia Valley (WA))

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There is nothing shy about this wine, but the ripeness and high alcohol are beautifully handled. It remains precise and focused, with deep black-cherry, cola and coffee flavors. The tannins are fine grained, and the acids are sufficient enough to give it a frame and the prospect of aging for up to a decade.  — P.G.  (9/1/2012)
94
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Rasa Vineyards 2008 Principia Reserve Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

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100% varietal, this is a strict barrel selection from key vineyards – Les Collines, Seven Hills, Lewis and Portteus. It is tight, dense, deeply detailed, and built for long term aging. Right now it’s showing a fair amount of herb and forest floor, but the structure is so perfect that it doesn’t matter.  — P.G.  (9/1/2011)
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Rasa Vineyards 2007 QED Syrah (Columbia Valley (WA))

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QED stands for Quod Erat Demonstrandum (what was to be shown). A further motto on the label reads “the proof is in the bottle.” This is supple, almost voluptuous, dark, sappy, packed with compressed black fruits, streaked with iodine and coffee. It shows excellent length and opens with scents hinting of game, earth, sweet mocha, lead pencil and cedar. Complex and…  — P.G.  (9/1/2009)
93
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Rasa Vineyards 2009 Living in the Limelight Petit Verdot (Columbia Valley (WA))

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Smooth, svelte and utterly delicious, this glossy, seamless Petit Verdot is packed with bright flavors of berry, cherry and plum. The management of the fruit is perfect, and the barrel aging adds proportionate streaks of espresso and mocha. The finish is long and creamy.  — P.G.  (9/1/2012)
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Rasa Vineyards 2009 Occam’s Razor Block Ten Syrah (Walla Walla Valley (WA))

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Sourced from the Seven Hills vineyard, this deep and dark Syrah offers rich black-cherry and cassis flavors. The palate is dense and complex, with beautifully integrated charcoal, gravel, earth and espresso components.  — P.G.  (9/1/2012)
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Rasa Vineyards 2009 Vox Populi Mourvèdre (Columbia Valley (WA))

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A rare 100% varietal Mourvèdre. The tannins are superb, almost silky, almost impossible to achieve with this rough and tumble grape. Dark, smoky, earthy and still refined, this seduces with clean, wild blueberry fruit, just hinting at a mountain berry sweetness.  — P.G.  (9/1/2011)
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