Two 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.
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