Northwest Cellars 2012 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $32

By on October 19, 2015

northwest-cellars-syrah-2012-labelTwo vineyards in Walla Walla County — Spofford Station and Tasawik, the latter planted in 2003 — come together to produce this fruit-forward and plush expression of Syrah for Robert Delf’s program. Aromas of dark toast, plum jam, lilac, rose petal and fresh-stripped cedar transition to flavors of ripe plum and Marionberry taffy. Juicy pomegranate acidity leads to a rather hedonistic finish of Raisinets and vanilla extract. These wines are available at Delf’s tasting room in Kirkland, Wash., as well as Nectar Tasting Room in downtown Spokane.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 223 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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