Frenchman’s Gulch 2008 Syrah, Washington, $32

By on March 16, 2014

frenchmans-gulch-winerySteve McCarthy began making wine in Sun Valley back in 2000, when there were only about a dozen wineries in Idaho. However, he’s relied on Washington’s Columbia Valley fruit from the start, and here’s his Syrah from Lewis Vineyard in the Yakima Valley. It’s an oak-lover’s Syrah with blackberry, black cherry, vanilla bean, allspice and charred cherry wood. Inside, it’s got a smoky and viscous theme joined by Marionberry, Royal Crown Cola and pomegranate, backed by plum skin tannins and capped by loganberry. Mac’s wines can be found at his winery, in Boise and Washington’s Lake Chelan.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 140 cases

Alcohol: 13.7%

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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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