2016 Lagana Cellars Walla Walla Valley Syrah
While Syrah and Shiraz are virtually the same grape, we feel that quality Syrah often gets over-shadowed by its Australian counterpart. The 2016 Lagana Cellars Walla Walla Valley Syrah is a fine example of a tasty and memorable Washington State wine that will be easy on the bank account while popular at the dinner table. Wonderful deep purple in the glass with magenta accents, this wine presents black fruits, balsamic glaze, sweet tobacco and suggestions of smoke after some heavy swirling. Medium bodied and full of flavor, the dark fruits are dominant and joined by very mild pepper, herbs and pork belly for a tasting experience that will surely bring a smile to your face. We think that this wine is drinking at or close to it's peak now, so add this one to your short list. This Syrah was tasted solo and with grilled cheeseburgers. GREAT pairing! You won't regret it!
Walla Walla, Washington
Suggested retail price: $32.00
Drink The Bottles score: 91/100