SYZYGY 2008 Saros, Columbia Valley, $50

By on July 23, 2014

syzygy-saros-red-wine-2008-labelThe winery is named for an astronomer’s term referring to the lining up of celestial bodies, and Zach Brettler’s winemaking approach with Malbec (44%), Tempranillo (44%) and Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards such as Conner Lee, Sagemoor and Seven Hill’s Stone Valley block achieves symmetry. The nose of dark plum and blackberry also gives off notes of dusty minerality, cocoa and black pepper. There’s a sense of boldness from flavors of black fruit and huckleberry, which also pick up vanilla extract, fresh-baked brownie and sage. Its tannins are balanced, and the finish is out of this world. It merited a silver medal at the Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition, and look for the winery on Boeing Avenue at the Walla Walla airport complex.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 215 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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