Ledger David Cellars 2013 Syrah, Rogue Valley, $42

By on March 25, 2016

ledger-david-syrah-2013-labelWisconsin-born farmer/surgeon David Traul and his wife, Lena Varner, began growing  grapes for their winery program in 2006, so their Syrah program from the Varner-Traul Vineyard is just beginning to hit its stride. This latest expression opens with enticing aromas of blueberry, black currant and plum with spice notes of pepper and clove. Those purple fruit notes ply their way to the palate, spotlighting Marionberry, backed by juicy acidity and ample tannins. This earned silver medals at both the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle and Cascadia wine competitions. Their Le Petit tasting room in Central Point is near acclaimed Rogue Creamery, which makes for natural pairings, but they also enjoy their latest Syrah with Lamb Shank Osso Buco.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 83 cases

Alcohol: 14.7%

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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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