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Date Printed: 7/22/2014
Syncline Subduction Red Columbia Valley 2007
Syncline Subduction Red Columbia Valley 2007
(search item no. 103058)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/22/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Long inspired by the wines of the Southern Rhone Valley, this is our an- swer to a Washington version of a Cotes-du-Rhone Villages wine. Ripe and hedonistic, this wine displays vivid ruby color with varying degrees of purple black. Aromatics lean towards cherries, pomegranate and black- berry with layers of exotic spices. Nuances of licorice, pepper, and pro- vincial herbs mingle with the fruit. Flavors closely mimic aromatics with a broad expansive texture. This is sausages or country cheeses.

35% Syrah 21% Mourvedre 16% Grenache 15% Cinsault 13% Counoise

My Notes:

About Syncline:

James and Poppie Mantone craft highly sought after Rhône varietal wines. Syncline wines have great depth of character and show a sense of singular identity and connection to the land.

Single Vineyard Syrah and Mourvedre are exceptional; Rhône style blends are stunning with grace and personality; white wines are perfumed elegance.

With the philosophy that great wines are made in the vineyard, James and Poppie are dedicated to ever improving the vines they work with. The Syncline estate vineyard is farmed biodynamically, and the same care and attention to detail is expected from each outsourced vineyard block used in Syncline’s production.