Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 10-2

By on December 30, 2014

4. Saviah Cellars 2011 Elephant Mountain Vineyard G.S.M., Yakima Valley, $38

saviah-cellars-gsm-featureRed Rhône varieties are taking flight in Washington state, and this blend of Grenache (40%), Mourvèdre (30%) and Syrah by Walla Walla’s Richard Funk comes from grower Joe Hattrup’s blossoming vineyard just south of Moxee, Wash. The nose hints at a larger influence of Syrah with blueberry, plum juice and white pepper. There’s a match on the palate amid a suave structure as what little tannins can be found get tucked into the corners. In the finish is a pinch of sweet mint leaf. This won best of show at the Great Northwest Wine Competition.

Production: 240 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

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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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