Cottonwood Winery of Oregon 2007 Raya Jade Syrah, Yakima Valley, $15

By on April 5, 2013

Oregon wineBest Buy! This Willamette Valley winery brought in grapes from Crawford near the Yakima Valley town of Prosser, a vineyard that consistently provides great fruit to wineries across the Pacific Northwest. And this wine is a stunner. It opens with aromas of spicy plums, cordial cherries and bacon, followed by rich flavors of blackberry, boysenberry syrup and sizzling ham. It’s all backed with tannins that show a bit of rippling muscle – just enough to give us the structure we want for a great meal. At this price, the Cottonwood Syrah is a wine to buy by the case.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 650

Alcohol: 14.7%

Distribution: Available from the winery and in restaurants, grocers and specialty shops in Oregon and Washington.


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  1. Craig and Heather Meriwether

    September 21, 2014 at 7:53 am

    What stores nearest vancouver, wa, or even a winery can we find the cottonwood 2007 raya jade syrah of yakima valley 2007? Or something close to it. I’m open to other reds. Thank you, Heather

    • Eric Degerman

      September 21, 2014 at 12:51 pm

      Greetings Heather,
      Your best bet would be to call the winery in Salem at 503-860-9194.

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