Walla Faces 2012 Estate Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $40

By on August 21, 2014

Walla-Faces-Estate Syrah-2012-bottleSome wineries own and operate restaurants. Walla Walla residents Rick and Debbie Johnson also are innkeepers with two options — Walla Faces Inns at the Vineyard and Walla Faces Inns at Historic Downtown. They collaborate on their wines with Chris Camarda of acclaimed Andrew Will, and this Syrah comes off their vineyard near Mill Creek and the Blue Mountain foothills. Enticing spices, dark plum, blackberry, blueberry and rose petal begin to describe the aromas. The rich entry features Marionberry and plum within a medium tannin structure. Pomegranate acidity and more spice lead to a rich finish.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 195 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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