Rocky Pond Winery 2015 Double D Vineyard Syrah, Columbia Valley, $39

By on October 21, 2018

One of the most exciting young sites in Washington state is Double D Vineyard, an expansive planting by Seattle businessman David Dufenhorst and 15 miles southwest of Lake Chelan along the Columbia River. These four new oak barrels – two domestic and two French – were under the charge of Ron Bunnell. His reputation for work with Rhône varieties remains elite. Aromas of black cherry, blueberry-pomegranate cocktail and sandalwood offer cured meat on the second pass. Inside, blackberry syrup and Baker’s chocolate flavors mix for a round and rich midpalate, setting the table for a memorable finish of cola, clove and black pepper. These wines are available at the Dufenhorst family’s tasting rooms in Woodinville and on Woodin Avenue in downtown Chelan.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 95 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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