Saviah Cellars 2016 The Jack Syrah, Columbia Valley, $18

By on May 29, 2018

saviah cellars the jack syrah 2016 bottle - Saviah Cellars 2016 The Jack Syrah, Columbia Valley, $18Walla Walla’s Richard Funk continues to offer fans of Syrah a remarkable value within his entry-level tier, and while The Jack is 80 percent Syrah, it could also qualify as a GSM blend with its use of Grenache (12 percent) and Mourvèdre. That urbanity shows up in aromas of blackberry, plum and a bit of pomegranate, which are mirrored on the palate. Blackcurrant and a bit of black olive pit emerge within its tannin profile. This Syrah program earned a gold medal or better at the Cascadia International Wine Competition in 2017 and this year. Fortunately, production was increased by 26 percent for this bottling.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 3,234 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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