Sequel Non Vintage

2020 2020 Sequel

$65.00 / Bottle Purchase
  • Winemaker John Duval
  • Appellation Columbia Valley
  • Varietal Syrah

After 16 years as winemaker of Australia's iconic Penfolds Grange, John Duval came to the Columbia Valley in 2003 as the "Sequel" to his life's work with Syrah.

Tasting Notes:


An expressive Syrah, deeply colored, with dark, spicy aromas and complex, multi-layered flavors. Bright cherry, wild blueberry and savory black olive tapenade are enhanced by the wine’s vibrant, mouth-filling viscosity and texture. Beautifully rich with refined tannins stretching across a long, concentrated finish.

95 Points

As to the 2020 Syrah Sequel, this inky hued effort comes from a mix of sites on Red Mountain as well as the Boushey and Bacchus vineyards. Fermented with 30% whole clusters and aged in 65% new French oak, it offers up a powerful bouquet of ripe black fruits, ground pepper, chocolate, and graphite. With full-bodied power and richness, as well as building tannins, it stays light on its feet, has remarkable purity, and a great finish.

— Jeb Dunnuck
93 Points

Inviting aromas of black and blue berries with violets, dark chocolate and spices. Medium to full-bodied. Toned and focused with pure fruit and fine-grained, silky tannins.

— James Suckling
Varietal Composition 100% Syrah
Acid 0.56 grams/100ml
PH 3.87
Alcohol 15.2%

Three distinct Columbia Valley growing regions, each representing roughly a third of the blend, are used to create a complex, multi-layered wine. Yakima Valley’s Boushey Vineyard gives Sequel its liveliness and vibrancy. Syrah from a collection of Red Mountain vineyards provides ripeness and structure. Bacchus Vineyard Syrah adds intense color and aromatics.

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