Love That Red Winery 2014 Stakes Race Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $36

By on November 9, 2016

love-that-red-winery-stakes-race-syrah-2014-bottleHorse racing supporter Terry Wells, a recent addition to the Woodinville Warehouse District, breaks from a different gate for this latest edition of his Stakes Race Syrah. Rather than the wide-ranging 2013 debut from the Columbia Valley, here he focused on two Walla Walla Valley vineyards – Les Collines and Patina — and it charges out with an inviting nose of chocolate brownie, black currant, graphite, mint and black pepper. Its pleasing mouth feel starts with a burst of blackberry and ripe dark cherry flavors. Blueberry skin tannins, pomegranate acidity lead to a finish of sweet Marionberry for an easy drink that will pair with spare ribs or a ribeye.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 66 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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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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