Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    Columbia Valley    Washington   
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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
Columbia Winery Columbia Valley Syrah 2000
Columbia Winery Columbia Valley Syrah 2000
(search item no. 78617)

PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep Ruby Red with a bright purple edge. Black cherry and smoky dark fruitiness. Full and sweet in the mouth with a touch of vanilla and good underlying acidity and chalky, ripe tannins. Lingering finish.
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About Columbia Winery:

Columbia Winery was the first premium winery in Washington and the first in the state to produce vineyard-designate wines. Columbia Winery was founded in 1962 by ten friends, six of whom were University of Washington professors. Originally known as Associated Vintners, the group was united in the belief that vines could survive the harsh Washington winters and that fine wine could be made in Washington state.

Having worked alongside founding winemaker and Master of Wine, David Lake, Kerry Norton now oversees the Columbia Winery winemaking, handcrafting Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah sourced from the Columbia and Yakima Valleys.