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2011 Chateau Ste Michelle Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Columbia Valley"

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2011 Columbia Valley Syrah

Winery: Chateau Ste Michelle

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Columbia Valley"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 94% Syrah, 3% Viognier, 2% Mourvedre, & 1% Grenache

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Columbia Valley

State or country: WA

Price: $14

Cases produced: 25,000

KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: January 16, 2015

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Syrah from Washington State opens with a fragrant blueberry bouquet with a hint of oak. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and easy going. The flavor profile is an enjoyable blueberry and black cherry blend with hints of smoked meat and oak. The finish is dry and its flavors linger nicely. This is a perfect every day good value red and a good glass pour option. It is also very food friendly. It would pair well with a tangy pulled pork sandwich. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Columbia Valley Syrah is a soft, jammy Syrah made in an approachable and fruit forward style. Syrah is blended with a touch of Viognier, Mourvedre and Grenache for layers of flavors. This is an enjoyable, easy-to-drink red. Serve with beef, grilled salmon, and strongly flavored cheeses

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