Mannina Cellars 2012 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $32

By on July 8, 2014

Mannina Cellars 2012 Syrah labelTwice over the course of two weeks our team tasted Don Redman’s new Syrah, and both times it shined. The Walla Walla airport winemaker captures the gaminess starting in the nose, which includes blackberry, black cherry, black licorice and pepper. There’s more of the cured meat to the mouth feel, along with a steady stream of black plum, black currant and blackberry. Its creaminess also carries flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, black olive and a pinch of mint, yet there’s the critical backing of blueberry acidity. It earned a gold medal at the 2014 Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 123 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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