The Dineen Vineyard highlights the potential of the cooler climate Syrah here in Washington. Syrah from this site is medium to full bodied. While big and dark, it is silky and smooth. It has the complexity and finish of an elegant wine, featuring the flavor profiles often found in the traditional Syrah’s of France’s Rhone Valley: licorice, dark fruits, and spice. The higher acidity in the Syrah grape helps the wine age very well.
BLEND: 100% Syrah
APPELLATION: Yakima Valley
CASES MADE: 250
91 points in Wine Spectator
Double Gold at the Seattle Wine Awards
Syrah is the perfect wine to pair with grilled or roasted game meats like lamb, elk, pheasant, duck and rabbit. Cassoulet of duck confit and pork sausage is the perfect match for this wine. The spicy component of this Syrah makes it perfect to add to the sauce served with the dish.
Dineen: The Dineen Vineyard lies on the northern side of the Yakima Valley, one of the cooler grape growing regions in the state. This cooler climate provides an excellent home for Syrah. Robert Ramsay Cellars sources Syrah and Roussanne from Dineen Vineyards.
We’ve said it before, experiencing Dineen Syrah is like falling into a “Black Hole”. It is simply dark and inky and you fall into it and then you are gone. Black Hole. The 2012 is no exception and benefits from a luscious mouthfeel brought out by the very warm growing season. Drink one now and put one in the cellar.