Sovereign Cellars 2011 Syrah, Red Mountain, $30

By on April 22, 2014

sovereign-cellars-syrah-2011Dennis Gross, a former chemistry teacher, founded his winery a decade ago in Olympia, and he’s dedicated to tiny lots from some of Washington’s top regions. His suave Syrah opens with aromas of blackberry syrup, bacon fat, chocolate, black licorice and allspice. Inside, it’s loaded with black raspberry and dark plum flavors, and while there is some of the power often prevalent in Red Mountain reds, there’s balance and length with the fruit and acidity. This earned a gold medal at the 2014 Capital Food and Wine Festival Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 32 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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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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