Sovereign Cellars 2015 Syrah, Red Mountain, $35

By on May 31, 2018

Retired science teacher Dennis Gross credits the guidance of Red Mountain champions John and Scott Williams — and their fruit — for much of the success he’s enjoyed as a boutique winemaker in Washington’s South Puget Sound. Its fruit-fruit profile opens with blueberry, blackcurrant, Bing cherry, black pepper and bittersweet chocolate. Broad yet fine-grained tannins akin to cherry skins and pomegranate acidity lead to a finish that includes a dusting of cocoa powder and dried blueberry. This earned a gold medal at the 2018 Capital Food and Wine Festival Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 31 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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