Anelare 2013 Champoux Vineyard Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills, $44

By on October 4, 2015

anelare-winery-logoThe Alexanders continue their relationship to one of Washington’s top winemakers Charlie Hoppes, and perhaps the stat’s most famous vineyards. It leads to aromas of black fruit, Graham cracker, fresh-ground coffee beans, sage, leather an bay rum. On the palate, there’s a rich reward of chocolate-covered pomegranate, blueberry and black currant with notes of clove, black olive and vanilla as acidity wins out over tannin. There’s no distribution for this, so you’ll need to visit the Alexanders’ tasting room along the northern shoulder of the Horse Heaven Hills just south of Red Mountain.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 100 cases

Alcohol: 14.7%

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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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