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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Columbia Winery Red Willow Syrah 1999
Columbia Winery Red Willow Syrah 1999
(search item no. 55513)

PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark ruby red. Black cherry and berry fruit with nuances of smoked meat and vanilla. Finely balanced elegant palate with a core of sweet black-cherry fruit and velvety texture. Has great promise for long term evolution, although it shows well now.
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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.