By Kori ~ January 23rd, 2009.
For the last year, we have been touting the virtues of Syrah and Washington Syrah in particular. Now Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher, wine writers for the Wall Street Journal, have joined our chorus. Their conclusion after tasting over 50 Washington Syrahs in blind flights over several nights:
“As a group, these are the most exciting red wines being made in America today that you might actually find on a shelf.”
That’s a pretty strong statement from two very experienced wine reviewers! Their favorite was the 2004 Dunham Cellars Columbia Valley Syrah, a wine we have also rated very highly.
Here are links to some of our posts that have featured Washington Syrah:
Four Up-and-Coming Washington State Wineries (12/1/2008)
Fielding Hills Syrah Vertical Tasting (11/3/2008)
Spotlight On: Fielding Hills (9/17/2008)
Wine Tasting Dinner: Pacific Northwest Syrah (8/20/2008)
Wow! A First for Us in Washington Syrah (8/8/2008)
Red Willow Vineyard: Wines We Tasted (7/30/2008)
Weekend in Walla Walla Valley (7/28/2008)
Red Willow Vineyard: The Mother of Washington Syrah (7/21/2008)
If you haven’t tried a Washington Syrah yet, what are you waiting for? If you have tried Washington Syrah, what did you think of it or what has been your favorite bottle?
Filed under: American Wine, Red Wine, Shiraz/Syrah, Washington State Wine