Cathedral Ridge Winery 2014 Moody Vineyard Reserve Syrah, Columbia Valley, $48

By on February 4, 2017

Hood River vintner Robb Bell continues to expand his vineyard-designate program, and Moody Vineyard east of The Dalles, Ore., is featured for his distinctive bottlings of Cabernet Sauvigon, Cabernet Franc and this Syrah. Moody’s northern aspect slopes toward the confluence of the Columbia and Deschutes rivers, and Bell’s winemaking team conjures up aromas of Hawaiian Fruit Punch and grenadine with nutmeg and bay rum. Inside, the pleasing mouth feel of sandy tannins and persistent push of dark blueberry, Marionberry and cola combine to make for a long and juicy finish. Enjoy it with a grilled cheese sandwich featuring Savory Bacon and Fig Jam. Cathedral Ridge will spotlight Moody on March 29 as part of its monthly Varietal Vineyard Immersions series.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 75 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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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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