Nefarious Cellars 2012 Rocky Mother Vineyard Estate Syrah, Columbia Valley, $45

By on June 19, 2016

nefarious-cellars-rocky-mother-vineyard-syrah-2012-bottleColumbia Basin native Dean Neff established his first vineyard near the river town of Pateros, Wash., and half of those original 5 acres are home to this Syrah – which ends up being made on the south shore of Lake Chelan and overlooking the water. This classic vintage for Washington carries a theme of toast, dark chocolate and coffee with fruit hinting at blackberry and pomegranate. The rich, round and ripe structure is capped by vanilla and lingering bright acidity.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 140 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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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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