Purple Star Wines 2013 Syrah, Columbia Valley, $19

By on April 28, 2016

purple-star-syrahWinemaker Kyle Johnson came to our attention when he made superior wines for Olsen Estate in the Yakima Valley community of Prosser. Now he is just east of there along the Yakima River crafting delicious wines for his own label. This stunning Syrah opens with aromas of smoked meats, blackberry cobbler and black licorice, followed by flavors of black currant, crushed herb and smoky bacon. It’s all backed by demure tannins. This won a gold medal at the 2016 Cascadia Wine Competition.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 1,208 cases

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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