Daven Lore Winery 2011 Durif, Horse Heaven Hills, $28

By on November 1, 2013

daven-lore-winery-logoProsser winemaker Gordon Taylor continues to pay tribute to François Durif, the French botanist credited with nurturing the variety that is more widely called Petite Sirah — a 19th century cross with Syrah and Peloursin. Wines made with these massive clusters typically are not for the faint of heart, and this is a bit of an iron fist in a velvet clove. Hedonistic aromas cast out hints of dark plums, chocolate-covered cherries and toast. Inside, it’s rich, dark and intense, building with plums, black currants and red cherries. Fans and members of the P.S. I Love You group will appreciate this as a reasonably tame version — and excellent for introductory purposes.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 119 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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