Northwest Syrah remains delicious, in demand

By on March 27, 2016

Plaisance Ranch 2013 Syrah, Applegate Valley, $25

plaisance-ranch--syrah-2013-labelRancher/grower Joe Ginet works with fruit from the Williams Valley, a cooler site in Southern Oregon with an elevation for 2,000 feet and the recipient of an annual 25 inches of rain. His latest example of Syrah is fruity and firm, bringing aromas of Bing cherry juice and plum with sweet spices, toast and cardamom. Inside, ripe plum, blackberry and maple syrup flavors are met by blueberry skin tannins, pomegranate acidity and dark toast. Bring on the pork ribs. These wines are available at select wine shops from Eugene to Ashland as well as the ranch.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 400 cases

Alcohol: 14.6%

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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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