Smasne Cellars 2010 Lawrence Vineyard Block #3 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $44

By on June 13, 2013

Washington wineThis wine is consistently one of winemaker Robert Smasne’s best, as prior vintages have won numerous awards and accolades. This new release is no different, earning our top rating. It comes from Lawrence Vineyard, which is a cool area of the Columbia Valley north of the Wahluke Slope. This opens as a classic Washington Syrah, offering aromas of leather, boysenberry and black pepper, followed by bright flavors of blackberry, blueberry, plum and a bit of chocolate on the finish. Impressive acidity lifts up all the fruit, making this a great wine to serve with duck, prime rib, mushroom risotto or gourmet pizza.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 98 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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