Syrah is superb in Northwest wine country

By on February 15, 2015

William Church Winery 2012 Syrah, Yakima Valley, $25

william-church-winery-logoThis Woodinville, Wash., winery offers a Syrah from the Yakima Valley that hits on many high notes, starting with whiffs of dusty oak, blackberry, smoky black cherry, vanilla, baking spices and a charcuterie plate. It’s a bold and rich drink of plum sauce, black cherry and dark chocolate, backed by pomegranate juiciness and another drop of vanilla extract.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 460 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

Winery website

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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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