Cottonwood Winery of Oregon 2008 Raya Jade Syrah, Yakima Valley, $19

By on July 30, 2014

Cottonwood Winery of Oregon 2008 Raya Jade SyrahCrawford Vineyard near Prosser, Wash., has served as the source for this Syrah ever since the Liebermans launched their winery in the Oregon state capital. Hangtime until Nov. 6 meant the grapes came in at 26 Brix, and the juice spent 33 months in predominantly older French oak. The aromas of blackberry and dark plums come with a backdrop of smoky and spicy tones. It’s a lighter-styled Syrah with juicy blackberry and cherry cola flavors, supported by plum skin tannins and a chocolaty finish. These wines are available at the Amity tasting room as well as restaurants and wine shops in both states.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 444 cases

Alcohol: 15.9%

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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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