Northwest Syrah remains delicious, in demand

By on March 27, 2016

Stottle Winery 2012 Elerding 6 Prong Vineyard Syrah, Horse Heaven Hills, $32

stottle-winery-elerding-6-prong-vineyard-syrah-2012-label 1Prosser doctor Steve Elerding’s vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills is a go-to site for this young winery near Washington’s state capital. It’s an oak lover’s Syrah with dark and dense aromas of vanilla bean, black licorice and clove with dark cherry, milk chocolate and charcuterie joining in. There’s brightness to the juicy structure as purple fruit flavors such as blueberry, elderberry and pomegranate come into play, leading to a farewell of cola.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 138 cases

Alcohol: 14.9%

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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