Grantwood Winery 2011 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $16

By on September 11, 2013

grantwood-winery-2011-syrah-labelBelieve it or not, this is one of the more expensive wines at this ultra-boutique winery in Walla Walla near the KUJ radio tower west of town. The fruit comes from Les Collines, a large Salmon Safe vineyard south of town. It opens with a nice hit of char, bacon bits, blackberry, chocolate-covered blueberries, vanilla bean and black tea. There’s a jammy concentration to the flavors on the entry of rich plums, more blackberry and those chocolaty blueberries. It picks up notes of savory meat and olive pit near the back, then gives way to lime zest acidity.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 25 cases

Alcohol: 14.9%

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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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