Lone Birch 2013 Syrah, Yakima Valley, $13

By on December 28, 2015

lone-birch-syrah-2012-bottleBest Buy! Airfield Estates winemaker Marcus Miller launched this second label with the 2009 vintage, and he uses it to showcase the award-winning bounty from his family’s four-generation farm near Prosser, Wash. Syrah is a newcomer to the lineup, and he juices it up with a splash of Grenache (4%). It’s presented in a fruit-forward fashion with aromas of blackberry, dark blueberry, lilac and lavender with a whiff of smoky bacon, spice and cedar. It follows with juicy flavors of blackberry, blueberry and dark cherry. Nicely managed tannins, a pinch of herbs and elderberry in the finish make this an easy drinker.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,500 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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