Best Northwest wines of 2015: 100-91

By on December 26, 2015

98. Cinder Wines 2013 Syrah, Snake River Valley, $28

cinder-wines-syrah-bottleMelanie Krause has established herself and Cinder Wines as one of the top wineries in Idaho, and the quality of her work is helping to elevate the winemaking across the state. This superb Syrah opens with youthful aromas of fresh blackberry, blueberry and vanilla, followed by flavors of ripe blueberry and elderberry, along with Aussie black licorice and white pepper in the finish. It is dense, juicy and plush without being hedonistic – a beautifully structured wine.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 620 cases

Alcohol: 14.1%

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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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