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Avalon Wines Review

"A refinement and balance at a time when so many new world Syrahs are over-the-top. An excellent value, and an Avalon Big Reds Club selection."

Trust Cellars' 2006 Syrah ($29.95/$26.95) is a deliciously pure Syrah, signaled by aromas of black fruit, bacon fat, and white pepper. Deep, juicy flavors of black cherry and black raspberry fill your mouth and sail through the finish, picking up hints of campfire smoke, minerals, and cola spice. The 06 Trust offers refinement and balance at a time when so many new world Syrahs are over-the-top. An excellent value, and an Avalon Big Reds Club selection.

About Trust Cellars and Steve Brooks

After reading an inspiring New York Times article on winemaking in Eastern Washington, the Brooks family decided happiness was worth the risk of leaving life as they knew it in Atlanta behind to give the winemaking business a try. The family up and moved to remote wine hub of Walla Walla, Washington.

Five years later, when Brooks and his wife Lori (who had also worked for CNN) put their heads together to come up with a name for their new winery, the word came quickly. "When we sat down and thought about what we had done--" Brooks said, "--quitting our well-paying jobs, selling our house, taking the kids out of school and moving cross-country to a town where we didn't know anyone... and then on top of that starting a winery... Trust seemed like the perfect description."

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