Isenhower Cellars 2013 Dutchman Vineyard Syrah, Yakima Valley, $34

By on November 4, 2016

isenhower-cellars-dutchman-vineyard-syrah-2013-bottleBrett Isenhower has been producing a Syrah since 1999, eight years after Bill den Hoed established Dutchman Vineyard on his farm in Grandview. This planting of Syrah, believed to be the second oldest in the state, behind only Red Willow, yielded the fruit for Isenhower on Oct. 21. His choice of 25% whole-cluster fermentation helps create aromas of blackberry, blueberry and black currant with rose petal and mocha. It offers delicious dark blue fruit notes on the entry, elderberry on the midpalate and finish of dried blueberry, graphite and bittersweet chocolate. In addition to their Walla Walla tasting room, they also operate a tasting room near Tandem Dinner & Wine Bar in Woodinville.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 169 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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