Gordon Estate 2010 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $20

By on January 29, 2014

gordon-brothers-syrah-2010-bottleOne of Washington state’s coolest vintages allowed for this multi-generation winery in Pasco to produce a Syrah that’s shimmering with purple fruit, backed by bright acidity and lower alcohol. The nose opens with cordial cherry, lilac, saddle leather and smoked meat, while the fruit flavors focus on pomegranate and sweet blueberry. The inclusion of Cabernet Sauvignon (7%) adds to a structure that’s more food-friendly than many Syrahs. This wine earned a silver medal at the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 1,500 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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