Lobo Hills Wine Co. 2014 Spilya Vineyard Syrah, Yakima Valley, $30

By on June 7, 2018

Northwest Wine Academy product Tony Dollar produces multiple vineyard-designate Syrahs, and he’s been working with Larry Pearson’s Spilya Vineyard for several vintages. While Pearson’s claim to fame is his estate Tapteil Vineyard on Red Mountain, Spilya is just a cluster toss outside the American Viticultural Area’s boundary. And yet, this Syrah still reflects the power of Red Mountain. It offers gorgeous Syrah aromas of blackberry and blueberry, backed by clove and nutmeg from the 30% new French oak Saury medium-plus barrels. Those tones carry onto the palate where the structure is sinewy, juicy and cellar-worthy. In the meantime, enjoy with a well-marbled steak or pork ribs.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 121 cases

Alcohol: 15.1%

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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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