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Amavi Cellars Syrah 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Big, rich and voluptuously styled, the 2012 Syrah is another wine that shows the vintage nicely. Medium to full-bodied, with fabulous...
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Long Shadows Sequel 2013 750ml

Rated 91-93 - The only 2013 not yet in bottle, the 2013 Syrah Sequel (there's 8% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend) gives up a big, rich, decadent...
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Mark Ryan Syrah Lost Soul 2013 750ml

Rated 92-94 - The 2013 Lost Soul Syrah should be as good as the '12, if not better. Inky purple in color, it exhibits lots of cooler-climate notes...
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Spring Valley Syrah Nina Lee 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2011 Syrah Nina Lee (same blend and elevage), it offers more pepper, raspberry, violets and meatiness to go with a medium to...

Syrah Washington State

Known as Syrah in most countries around the world, and Shiraz in Australia and certain other regions of the New World, this grape varietal has proven over the centuries to be one of the most powerful and flavorful red wine grapes there is. It is now one of the planet's most widely grown grapes, and is a favorite with wineries as a result of its robustness and versatility. It isn't easy to identify many characteristics of this particular varietal, due to the fact that it is highly versatile and shows significant differences in flavor and character depending on the terroir it is grown in, and the climatic conditions of the region. However, Syrah is most widely associated with full bodied, strong and loud red wines, packed full of fruity and spicy flavors, held in a beautifully deep red liquid.
Since it began in the 1820s, wine-production in Washington state has gone from strength to strength, with many of the finest United States wines coming out over the past twenty years hailing from this region. Today, the state is the second largest US producer of wines, behind California, with over forty thousand acres under vine. The state itself is split into two distinct wine regions, separated by the Cascade Range, which casts an important rain shadow over much of the area. As such, the vast majority of vines are grown and cultivated in the dry, arid desert-like area in the eastern half of the state, with the western half producing less than one percent of the state's wines where it is considerably wetter. Washington state is famed for producing many of the most accessible wines of the country, with Merlot and Chardonnay varietal grapes leading the way, and much experimentation with other varietals characterizing the state's produce in the twenty-first century.