Chateau Ste. Michelle Syrah Columbia Valley 2007
Château Ste. Michelle is Washington state’s Founding Winery, with some of the oldest and most acclaimed vineyards in the Columbia Valley. Built on the 1912 estate owned by Seattle lumber baron Frederick Stimson, the winery’s roots date back to the Repeal of Prohibition, when the Pommerelle Wine Company and the National Wine Company were formed. The winery combines Old World winemaking tradition with New World innovation and is best known for its award-winning Riesling, Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This lovely Syrah is full of white pepper spice aromas which lead to rich black cherry and blackcurrant jam flavours on the palate. This is a soft, lush style of Syrah with a lingering coffee/brambly finish.
External Reviews for Chateau Ste. Michelle Syrah Columbia Valley
Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Very much keyed on direct, easy-to-taste berry-like fruit and a bit low on identifiable varietal spice, this rounded, low-tannin middleweight seems meant for drinking before too many years have passed. It may want for strength, but it will do a nice job in washing down simply grilled meats, and its price is right.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.
"Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Very much keyed on direct
The Columbia Valley Syrah is a soft, ripe Syrah with dark ripe berryfruit aromas and fl avors with hints of vanilla and brown sugar spice.The 2006 Syrah was co-fermented with Viognier for an even brighterand softer style of Syrah. This is an enjoyable, easy-to-drink red.'