Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2013: 80-71

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77. Balboa Winery 2010 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $34

Screen Shot 2013-12-26 at 7.18.14 PMOwner Tom Glase and vineyard manager Tom Waliser combined for this superb Syrah using grapes from the estate Eidolon Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley. It’s a combination of New World and Old World styles that earned best in show at last summer’s inaugural Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition. It opens with classic Côte-Rôtie aromas of sizzling bacon-wrapped venison, cedar, black pepper and blueberry, followed by complex flavors of red currant, plum, black tea, olive and dark chocolate. It’s beautifully balanced and will pair well with a wide variety of dishes.

Production: 400 cases

Alcohol: 15%

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Articles credited to Great Northwest Wine are authored by Eric Degerman and other contributors. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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