2007 Snoqualmie Syrah
Columbia Valley, Washington
Washington State has been producing great wines since the 1960's and in the last fifteen years Syrah has been a real up and comer with vines maturing and the wines showing some very expressive terroir. We find Washington Syrah to have dark fruits and a typical nose of bacon fat blueberries, blackberries and a medium body.
Snoqualmie Vineyards was founded in 1984 and was one of Washington’s first premium wineries, producing classic wine varietals from vineyards across the Columbia Valley. Originally located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Snoqualmie opened its winery in Prosser, WA, at the base of the Horse Heaven Hills, in 2002.
The 2007 vintage Syrah is a lighter star and similar to a Cotes du Rhone in body. The wine shows aromas of blackberry and vanilla, spicy cassis, grape juice, vanilla and barrel toast. Ample acidity and firm tannins make it an excellent food wine at a good price.
Syrah pairs well with BBQ and stronger cheeses.
Cellar Door Price $19.95