Columbia Crest 2012 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Reserve Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills, $35

By on May 29, 2016

columbia-crest-coyote-canyon-vineyard-reserve-syrah-2012-bottleOne of Columbia Crest’s favorite sites in the Horse Heaven Hills is rancher/grower/vintner Mike Andrews’ expansive plantings near the northern edge of the American Viticultural Area. Two blocks came together for this bold and dark Syrah, co-fermented with Viognier (3%) and getting a healthy dose of Grenache (8%). The influence of 18 months in new oak, a combination of French and American, leads to aromas of mocha, Pike Place roast coffee, blackberry jam, blueberry and cordial cherry. Flavors of Marionberry and Chukar Cherry hang steady thanks to a pleasing presentation of sandy tannins and that juiciness from Grenache.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 325 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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