Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 90-81

By on December 26, 2014

90. Walter Dacon Wines 2009 C’est Syrah Beaux, Columbia Valley, $38

walter-dacon-wines-cest-syrah-beaux-2009-labelPuget Sound winemaker Lloyd Anderson specializes in Syrah, and his work with American oak leaps out the glass with amazing aromatics of vanilla bean, clove, allspice, bittersweet chocolate and black pepper, backed by dark blueberry and black cherry. This is no syrupy Syrah as it jumps out in the mouth with Marionberry and pomegranate flavors, followed by an abundance of tannin and blueberry acidity. There’s black licorice, horehound and black pepper in the spicy finish. This won a gold medal at the 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.

Production: 365 cases

Alcohol: 15.4%

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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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