2017 Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Vineyard Syrah

2017 Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Vineyard Syrah

Stillwater Creek Vineyard,
Royal Slope,
Columbia Valley,
Washington

14.4% alcohol

Cork closure

527 cases produced

Color:

Amethyst purple

Bouquet:

This wine’s aromatics really jumped out of my glass! Fruity notes of cherries and cherry jam combined with earthy aromas of roasted coffee bean and minerally gravel dust.

Palate:

As I sipped, I tasted red fruit flavors of raspberries, strawberries, and cherry jam with a healthy dash of white pepper. With plenty of acidity– it was bright and tart– but also quite light, especially for a Syrah. I enjoyed its delicate manner and subtle tannins that gently caressed the sides of my tongue. It would surely complement many different types of dishes!

Food pairing suggestions:

Roasted vegetables with crushed hazelnuts, sausage and gouda risotto, pot roast.

SRP $28

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Follow these links to read more about the Royal Slope AVA and the wines made from there:

Royal Slope, Washington wine’s crowning jewel

2018 Baer Winery Shard

Washington crowns the new Royal Slope AVA

Royal Slope, Washington State’s newest wine AVA

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