Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Ethos Reserve Syrah, Columbia Valley, $50

By on July 19, 2014

chateau-ste-michelle-ethos-reserve-syrah-bottleTwo of the prime spots to grow Syrah in Washington state are on the steamy Wahluke Slope and Ste. Michelle’s Cold Creek Vineyard — which overlooks both the Columbia River and the Wahluke Slope. They came together from this oak-lovers Syrah, which features aromas of dark toast, blackberry, candied blueberry and hints of charcuterie. The drink is bold and brawny with a theme of roasted coffee, boysenberry and blueberry. Serve with T-bone topped with blue cheese, lamb or a roast rubbed with rosemary and thyme.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 1,008 cases

Alcohol: 14.9%

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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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