Quady North 2013 4-2,A Syrah, Rogue Valley, $25

By on February 5, 2016

quady-north-syrah-2013-labelWhen she was younger, Herb Quady’s daughter Margaux came up with “Fortooay” – her attempt to create a name similar to Chardonnay for her playful blend of fruit juice and water. It has been adapted to 4-2,A and become one of Oregon’s best-known Syrahs because of her father’s success with the red Rhône grape. A blend of Serenade, Steelhead Run, Mae’s and Sam’s Valley vineyards, it spans both the Applegate and Rogue valley’s, making for a remarkable expression. The fruity nose of fresh blackberry, black currant and blueberry is joined by barrel spice, toast and saddle leather. It’s a smooth drink of dark blue fruit, bringing a rich midpalate, nicely managed tannins and elderberry acidity. The juicy finish is reminiscent of blueberry. Open this and fire up the grill for roast pork tenderloin or smoked spare ribs, and look for the wine around Portland at New Seasons Markets and Zupan’s.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 475 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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