Nefarious Cellars 2013 Defiance Vineyard Estate Syrah, Lake Chelan, $35

By on June 9, 2016

nefarious-cellars-defiance-vineyard-syrah-2013-labelDean Neff takes the lead on the red wines at this stunning, decade-old property along the south shore of Lake Chelan, and he pulls this Syrah from 4 1/2 acres of vines near his winery. Enticing aromas of cherry jam and black raspberry pick up notes of sweet spices and chocolate mousse. Inside, there comes a plush entry of Marionberry pie, black currant and elderberry, backed by a balanced structure and a finish that combines blueberry, caramel and Graham cracker crust.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 434 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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