Northwest Cellars 2010 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills, $32

By on June 16, 2014

northwest-cellars-coyote-canyon-vineyard-syrah-2010-labelThe lion’s share of grower Mike Andrews’ grapes go to Ste. Michelle, but he has a few clients aside from his own winery in Prosser, Wash. Kirkland vintner Robert Delf and winemaker Robert Smasne took their small allocation of Syrah to great heights. It starts with aromas of baked brownie, black cherry, sizzling ham, marshmallow, vanilla cream and cracked black pepper. On the palate, there are flavors of blackberry, black currant and sarsaparilla in a structure that pushes raspberry acidity well beyond tannin.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 69 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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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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