Pursued by Bear, "Baby Bear" Syrah
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Pursued by Bear, "Baby Bear" Syrah - 2018

Item # 40686 750mL
$58.99/ Single Bottle
$707.88 $637.09/ Case of 12
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Red
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Tasting Notes

A classic style of Syrah from the Columbia Valley. Full of black peppercorn and blackberrry flavors. The wine spends 30 months in French barriques and shows notes of cedar and spice.


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Staff Pick Notes

A healthy dose of skepticism isn't a bad thing when it comes to celebrities and their wine or spirit ventures. After all, one movie star "winemaker" talked about peeling grapes. For Kyle MacLachlan, however, wine is not just some branding opportunity, it is a true passion. The actor, who grew up in Washington State, used to go on wine tastings with his father as a way for them to spend time together. His interest grew, and in 2005 he founded his own label Pursued by Bear (a stage direction from Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale). As with any other wine, the proof, as they say, is in the bottle. All three wines are excellent, but I particularly loved the syrah. It is rich and powerful with ripe blackberry, cherry and black pepper, but there's great structure and notable acidity, which keeps the wine lifted and fresh. Pair with roasted lamb.

- ALM

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Syrah

We'd like to clear this up once and for all: the Shiraz grape is genetically identical to Syrah. Australian winemakers put "Shiraz" on the map (and, many would argue, vice versa), and the term is now used throughout much of the New World. Let it never be said, however, that Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing: the region in which the grape is grown determines much about the flavor of the wine it...

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