Davenport Cellars 2012 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $28

By on June 13, 2016

davenport syrahJeff and Sheila Jirka set up Davenport Winery in Woodinville’s Warehouse District in 2007 after going through South Seattle Community College’s winemaking program. Together, they craft wines of excellence. This luscious Syrah is a great example, thanks to aromas and flavors of smoked sausage, dried herbs, ripe Bing cherry and dark chocolate shavings. On the palate, this is a gorgeous wine that is generous with its dark fruit flavors yet backed with complex acidity and moderate tannins. This is a perfect wine to serve with braised meat dishes. This earned a gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 101 cases

Alcohol: 14.9%

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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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