Coman Dinn spent 17 years making wine for Hogue Cellars, and he’s used some of his favorite vineyards to help him strike out on his own with his new eponymous project. Roskamp is a little-known cobblestone vineyard established in 1998 along the southwest ridgetop of Snipes Mountain, and the Phelps clone fruit spent 22 months in neutral French oak. The nose brings hints of chocolate-covered blueberries, dark plum, mint, molasses and a dash of black pepper. It follows with a plush and focused delivery of sweet blue fruit amid a light to medium structure of sandy tannins, Marionberry acidity and a lick of back bacon. Dinn enjoys this Syrah with medium-rare Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops, braised beef and Eggplant Parmesan. These wines are available throughout the Puget Sound market through Bordeaux Wine Locators in Tumwater, and they also are distributed from the winery in Yakima, Tri-Cities and the Yakima Valley.
Production: 66 cases