Idaho’s Snake River Valley has become a natural sweet spot for Syrah, and James and Caitlin Holesinsky’s work with their estate plantings has their wines lining up alongside the best in the Pacific Northwest. Complex notes of forest berries, lemon, orange blossom, spice box and Gunpowder tea emerge in a well-crafted expression of Syrah that shows purity in the glass with the balancing juiciness that seems inherent with so many wines from the Gem State. And this finished at the top scoring Syrah of the Platinum. Award: Women’s International Wine Awards (best of class/ double gold), Idaho Wine Competition (double gold).
Rating: Double Platinum, 99 points
Production: 120 cases