Kennedy Shah 2008 Reserve Syrah, Rattlesnake Hills, $42

By on April 9, 2014

kennedy-shah-reserve-syrah-bottleIn the past 10 months, Woodinville winemaker Jean Claude Beck has enjoyed a tremendous amount of success in competitions with this wine from Roza Ridge, and it’s easy to see why. The northern Yakima Valley site allows for aromas of plum sauce, blueberry plank taffy, horehound, black pepper and allspice. There’s a rich entry to the palate with blackberry jam and plum, backed by sandy tannins and a finish of buttered toast and raspberry acidity. It received a silver medal at the 2014 Seattle Wine & Food Experience Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 262 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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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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