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About me… Yashar Shayan Certified Sommelier ImpulseWine.com Formerly of The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, Palisade, Seastar, Wild Ginger, Wine World, Efeste.

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1 About me… Yashar Shayan Certified Sommelier ImpulseWine.com Formerly of The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, Palisade, Seastar, Wild Ginger, Wine World, Efeste Winery, Matthews Cellars…

2 A quick Wine Primer Sight Smell Taste FEW + Other

3 Are we being nosey? How to smell wine Brogan Smells the wine by J. Nathan Matias

4 Smelling with your mouth… 90% of taste is actually smell Salty Sweet (Sugar) Sour (Acid) Bitter Hot & Spicy & Alcohol Savory (Umami)

5 Syrah Profile Northern Rhone of France Hermitage, Crozes Hermitage, Côte-Rôtie Smoke, meat, bacon, pepper, dried herbs Dark, deep, purple

6 Chris Peterson Winemaker Formerly of DeLille Cellars Marty Taucher General Manager Formerly of Microsoft

7 Avennia “Arnaut” Boushey Vineyard Syrah Seattle Magazine red wine of the year 2013 Appellation: Yakima Valley Blend: 100% Syrah Vineyard: 100% Boushey Vineyard Syrah Ageing: 15% New French oak, aged 16 months Fermentation: 15% whole cluster with native yeast Cases: 310 Retail: $48

8 Boushey Vineyard Washington making a name for itself with Syrah 2007 Grower of the Year – Wine & Spirits Mag 2002 Grower of the Year – WWC Among Best Syrah in the state feet elevation

9 Cabernet Profile Famous out of Bordeaux Often blended with Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot Black currant, anise, blackberries, black peppercorn, green peppers Often aged in new oak barrels Dark red to purple in color

10 Chateau Palmer "Alter Ego" Sold in 1814 to General Palmer of England 1885 Bordeaux classification Third Growths (Troisièmes Crus) 2 nd label Cabernet Sauvignon: 51% Merlot: 49% 93 Points Wine Enthusiast

11 Leviathan Red Wine Winemaker Andy Erickson: former Screaming Eagle Winemaker Viticulturist Annie Favia: worked at Newton with John Kongsgaard, then with David Abreu Together stared Favia 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, along with Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc SF Gate Cult winery

12 Campania, Italy Mt Vesuvius Volcanic Soils Photo by Massimo Finizio

13 Feudi Taurasi Region: Taurasi DOCG Grape: Aglianico The Nebbiolo of the South Bold, even harsh at times Age worthy

14 Thank you


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