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

By on December 26, 2014

86. Gamache Vintners 2010 Estate Syrah, Columbia Valley, $30

gamache-vintners-logoThe winemaking tandem of Mitch Venohr and Charlie Hoppes created this elegant Syrah for the the Gamache brothers, who grow their grapes in Basin City, Wash., but pour them in Prosser’s Vintners Village. A barrel program that leads 50 percent new American oak helps define the nose of Marionberry pie, mocha, coffee, minerality and hickory smoke. The flavor profile is akin to young blackberries, dark cherries and dusty blueberries, backed by dark chocolate and plum skin tannins, leather and spice.

Production: 292 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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