Eleganté Cellars 2009 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $28

By on July 29, 2014

eleganté-cellars-syrah-2009-labelRetired chemistry instructor Doug Simmons offers a variety of reasons to visit he and Bing, his playful Boston terrier, at their Walla Walla airport winery, and this Syrah from Les Collines Vineyard is among the draws. Tones of blackberry, chocolate, moist earth, smoked hamhocks and cloves make this a dense, delicious and solid drink to pair well with suggested foods such as smoked wild game and tomato-based stews. This won a silver medal at the 2014 Walla Walla Valley Wine Competition.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 70 cases

Alcohol: 12%

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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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