Jacki Evans, a winemaker at vaunted Owen Roe in the Yakima Valley, has partnered with Bordeaux-trained Francois Dereeper, Washington native Brandon Dietrich and Owen Roe vineyard manager Jose “Nacho” Licea on their own boutique project. They’ve dubbed their brand Sin Banderas, a Spanish phrase for “without flags.” That record-warm vintage of 2015 ripened their Syrah at nearby Outlook Vineyard by Aug. 24, a month prior to the Mourvèdre coming from prized Olsen Vineyard in Prosser. The combination is downright delicious. Only one of the five barrels was new Meyrieux Grand Selection A’coeur, so the hint of toast stays behind the nose of plum, blueberry and clove comes with a whiff of cured meats. There’s richness and great mouth feel to the dusty tannins that allow for full enjoyment of blackberry jam and elderberry flavors. These wines are available at the Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center in Prosser, Provisions Restaurant and Market in Yakima, Crafted Yakima, Reds Wine Bar in Kent and via the Sin Banderas website.
Production: 125 cases
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