Knight Hill Winery 2009 Syrah Sirah, Columbia Valley, $25

By on July 30, 2013

knight-hill-winery-syrah-petite-sirah-bottleAnke Wildman, in her third decade of making wine in the Yakima Valley, has lead the wine program in Zillah, Wash., for Terry and Anne Harrison. Most of the Syrah (75%) and all the Petite Sirah (25%) came from renowned StoneTree Vineyard, operated by Wildman’s husband, Tedd. The presentation opens with aromas of dusty cherry, chocolate and cigar leaf. Cherries and chocolate continue to drive the pleasing palate, which carries a light to medium body because of its nice acidity and pinch of green peppercorn in the finish. Enjoy with meat off the grill and planked salmon.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 130 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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2 Comments

  1. Chris

    July 30, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Nice review, I love this wine and appreciate Knight Hill getting some attention. The winemaker’s first name however is Anke.

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