Thursday, November 17, 2005

Smokin' Syrahs

Last month Michael Franz of Wine Review praised the State of Washington "poised to become America's premier source for Syrah." Including, "Washington's Syrahs generally show a little more character and a few more nuances than California's"

Franz said, "...for any state to surpass California in vinous achievement with a major grape variety. My recent tastings of Washington Syrahs have certainly made a believer out of me."

Several wineries from Walla Walla received Franz's recognition: Amavi Cellars, Bergevin Lane, Canoe Ridge, Dunham Cellars, Forgeron Cellars, Isenhower, Reininger, Sapolil, Three Rivers Winery, and Waterbrook. I noticed that Preston Winery was included in his list. Although, Preston's winery is located in the Pasco area, it has a tasting room downtown Walla Walla.

Hmmm - I noticed that K-Vinter's "K-Syrah" was not listed. It's one of my favorites, especially his Morrison Lane Vineyard Syrah.

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