Ridge Crest 2015 White Bluffs Vineyard Syrah, Columbia Valley, $14

By on April 28, 2018

Best Buy! The Claar-Whitelatch family continues to deliver bargains with its Ridge Crest tier for Claar Cellars. Their White Bluffs Vineyard estate has earned Salmon-Safe and L.I.V.E. designations, and their farming of this Syrah shows cool-climate characteristics despite the record-warm vintage. As a result, the harvest for this bottling came off Sept. 4. Fascinating tones of charcuterie, dark blue fruit and toast, includes vanilla, chalkboard dust and sea air. Crunchy tannins and pomegranate acidity leads to a bright finish. These wines are available in nearly 20 states, the District of Columbia and China.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 600 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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