Gold medal winners from Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

By on November 9, 2013

Cave B Estate Winery 2010 Syrah, Columbia Valley

Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition award: Gold medal

caveb-syrahWinemaker Freddy Arredondo’s latest Syrah already has revealed greatness by winning gold at this summer’s North Central Washington Wine Awards, and it repeats the feat at the Great Northwest Invite. Spice, blackberry, blueberry and cedar aromas open this surprisingly refined Columbia Valley Syrah. In the mouth, it displays blackberry, blueberry, sweet chocolaty tannins, which lead to a mouth-watering, jammy finish.

Price: $25

Production: 289 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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About Andy Perdue

Andy Perdue is the editor and publisher of Great Northwest Wine. He is a third-generation journalist who has worked at newspapers since the mid-1980s and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Eric Degerman and served as its editor-in-chief for 15 years. He is a frequent judge at international wine competitions. He is the author of "The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer's Handbook" (Sasquatch, 2003) and has contributed to four other books. He writes about wine for The Seattle Times. You can find him on Twitter and .

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