Only the best: 12 Outstanding Northwest wines

By on May 4, 2014

Walter Dacon Wines 2009 C’est Syrah Belle, Columbia Valley, $30

Walter Dacon Wines 2009 C'est Syrah BellePuget Sound winemaker Lloyd Anderson continues his string of success with Rhône varieties, and Syrah in particular, with this version that he approaches with a more sultry style. It starts with aromas of black cherry, dark ripe plum, black licorice and bittersweet chocolate. The drink continues down a seductive path with blackberry, chocolate-covered blueberry and black currant. Sandy tannins and hints of molasses add to the richness and create length. And this received a gold medal — one of two that Anderson earned — at the 2014 Capital Food and Wine Festival Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 244 cases

Alcohol: 15.4%

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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.

One Comment

  1. Jeff Curry

    May 6, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Yay ans congratulations for Kramer Vineyards! I have always wanted the best for this winery and it seems they have an even brighter future ahead of them with Kim Kramer as their head Winemaker.

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