Waterbrook Winery 2013 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $15

By on October 8, 2015

waterbrook-winery-syrah-2013-bottleBest Buy! Founding winemaker Eric Rindal trained John Freeman to take over for him at this Walla Walla Valley landmark winery, and the tradition of quality wine at affordable prices continues. Fruit came from Canyon Ranch Vineyard near Prosser, an estate planting for Precept, and Mirage Vineyard near Pasco, which combine to create aromas of blueberry and pomegranate with dark chocolate and toast notes. Inside, there’s a smooth entry of Van cherry, blackberry pie and white pepper, backed by solid tannins and juicy acidity. Suggested pairings include beef or Copper River salmon.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 4,000 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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