Clearwater Canyon Cellars 2012 Umiker Vineyard Syrah, Idaho, $28

By on October 3, 2014

clearwater-canyon-syrah-2012-bottleKarl and Coco Umiker founded their winery and vineyard a decade ago in what is now the proposed Lewis-Clark Valley AVA surrounding the cities of Lewiston, Idaho, and Clarkston. This is where these grapes are grown, so the region already is shown great promise. It opens with aromas of dark chocolate, plum and blackberry, followed by delicious flavors of dark fruit and bacon backed with solid acidity. This earned a gold medal at the 2014 Idaho Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 86 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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