Lloyd Anderson named his Shelton, Wash., winery for his grandfather, and he’s dedicated to Rhône varieties — particularly Syrah. His five styles with that grape make up much of his 2,000-case production, and he uses American oak to frame this — unlike his more voluptuous “Belle.” The aromas feature dried blueberry, black cherry, black licorice, black pepper, roasted coffee and chalkboard dust. Inside, it’s rich and juicy as Marionberry flavors jump into the lead, while pleasing textures of bittersweet chocolate and black licorice serve as the sendoff. This earned a silver medal at the 2014 Capital Food and Wine Festival Wine Competition.
Production: 365 cases