Oct
13

Spotlight on Washington Syrah: Cayuse “Cailloux Vineyard” Syrah 2006

Perhaps it is best to trust a Frenchman with 500 years of winemaking experience in his family to make Washington’s best Syrah. Christophe Baron is not just the leading winemaker

Oct
12

Spotlight on Washington Syrah: K Syrah “The Deal” Sundance Vineyard Syrah 2006

This post is meant as a quick note of juxtaposition to the last wine in the spotlight. Though made by the same producer as the Skull Syrah, the K Syrah

Oct
5

Spotlight on Washington Syrah: Waters “Forgotten Hills” Syrah 2006

Walla Walla is now the symbolic centre of the Washington wine industry. Ten years ago, however, it was more famous for housing some of Washington’s top wineries than it was

Oct
3

Spotlight on Washington Syrah: Doyenne Grand Ciel Syrah 2005

It is always an important exercise to compare different approaches to making wine from the same sites. These sorts of examinations can tell us much about the developing terroir of

Sep
28

Spotlight on Washington Syrah: Betz Family Winery “La Cote Rousse” 2004 Syrah

Washington was once considered a state with great promise and on the doorstep of the world’s great wine regions. Recently, however, popular recognition and consumption of Washington wines has dwindled,