Wild-haired, Harley-riding Charles Smith came to Washington’s Walla Walla Valley following years in Scandinavia managing rock bands, with a brash attitude and daring packaging ideas (think Kung Fu Girl Riesling, Velvet Devil Merlot and the House Wines) and he has become a major influence in American winemaking. Mr. Smith has a passion for Syrah - he makes 20 different ones. In his words, "Boom Boom Syrah is an explosive cherry bomb!" Grown in a cool climate, Boom Boom Syrah tends toward herb and earth flavors instead of white pepper and spices. Rich dark cherry notes, along with floral notes, bring an almost sweet flavor to the wine until you get to the finish with its mild tannins and low acidity that break through the fruit. Everything you want from a Washington Syrah is here: a bright, dense, smooth, dark and fruit-forward drink that is simple and delicious. You’ll love it, have it with a grilled burger and fries, maybe some ribs. This is a real crowd pleaser.