Columbia Crest 2017 Grand Estates Syrah, Columbia Valley, $12

By on November 19, 2019

Best Buy! A year ago, Katie Nelson took the reins from recently promoted Juan Muñoz-Oca, and her team continues its tradition of producing some of the most nicely priced wines in the country. This latest release of Syrah begins with late-summer blackberries, rosemary, smoked meat and cedar. Its palate stains as it moves through intensely dark fruit, pepper and vanilla, slowing down for a lengthy textured finish. It received a gold medal this fall at the 2019 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition, and potential pairings range from pork tenderloin or grilled salmon to soft cheeses.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 20,000 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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