Elephant Seven Wine 2017 Yellow Bird Vineyard Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $37

By on July 27, 2020
elephant seven wine logo - Elephant Seven Wine 2017 Yellow Bird Vineyard Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $37

Walla Walla’s Joshua West has been a steady customer of Seattle physicians Greg and Darlene Chan, owners of this vineyard uphill from Walla Walla Vintners. This ranks among the top releases from this rising winemaker who focuses on Rhône varieties, and he co-ferments this Syrah with Viognier (7%). The 20 months in French oak brings a light sense of toast to the dusty and spicy nose of blackberry, blueberry and California peppercorns. Its inky approach is both tasty and juicy as fine-grained tannins make for an enjoyable combination of chocolate-coverage pomegranate and salted caramel.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 240 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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