Columbia Crest 2009 Grand Estates Syrah, Columbia Valley, $12

By on May 21, 2013

Washington wineBest Buy! Winemaker Juan Muñoz Oca put together this delicious and affordable Syrah using grapes from the Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope and Yakima Valley. It opens with aromas of milk chocolate, pink peppercorn, red currant and toast, followed by rich, jammy, delicious flavors of cherry, blackberry jam and spice. This is widely distributed, so add this to your list of summer barbecue reds.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 7,000 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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