Among the early indicators that Karl and Coco Umiker were on the right track with their vines in the Lewiston Orchards arrived when their 2014 Umiker Vineyard Estate Syrah was awarded a Platinum in 2016. Five years later, here they are with another Platinum for their estate Syrah. Aromas of cassis syrup, huckleberry jam and black tea lead to flavors of sweet black plum and Marionberry with sweet cedar in the background as the structure is bright rather than ponderous, a pleasing example of cool-climate Syrah. Award: Cascadia International (double gold).
Rating: Platinum, 91 points
Production: 233 cases