Lobo Hills Wine Co. 2013 Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley, $35

By on January 8, 2019

Woodinville winemaker Tony Dollar, a product of the Bay Area, deepened his relationship with StoneTree Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope for this bottling, and he legally he could have labeled this as a straight Syrah because it accounts for 80% of the blend. However, he chose to include Cabernet Sauvignon from MonteScarlatto for Red Mountain power. Dollar shows restraint during those 22 months in 40% new French oak barrels as aromas of fresh blueberry and black cherry lead to a bright and ripe blend of boysenberry and blueberry flavors. There’s a bit of crunch to the nicely managed structure of espresso-like tannins.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 120 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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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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