Syrah flourishes as Washington wine industry’s secret weapon

By on October 24, 2017

Lone Birch 2014 Syrah, Yakima Valley, $13

Best Buy! The flagship Airfield Estates brand for the Miller family already represents value for consumers, and all of the releases under their young Lone Birch label also fit within this Best Buy! price range. The latest bottling of Syrah, which spent a year in oak, represents a cool-climate approach with complex aromas of blueberry, elderberry and boysenberry, with touches of vanilla, lilac, graphite and gun metal. The fruit notes come through on the palate, backed by pink peppercorns, chalky tannins and rewarding acidity.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 1,550 cases

Alcohol: 14.4%

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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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