|photo: Two Mountain 2009 Syrah.|
Syrah is one of my favorite varietals. I am continually impressed by the quality and depth of character expressed by Syrah from Washington State. Two Mountain Winery in Zillah, Washington has delivered an outstanding wine with their 2009 Syrah. Highly recommended.
This Syrah had a sexy deep color. On the nose was pepper and plum; almost gamy with violets. It was bright at first, with bacon fat, dark fruit, and a medium finish. After 10 minutes it started to open up; flavors of tasty blueberry, with smoky elements and tarragon, yum. After 40 minutes there was ginger bread on the nose and palate, yielding to savory chocolate. This wine was "lush": as in "growing luxuriantly". The word "groovy" also came to mind. The brothers Rawn have done an excellent job with the Two Mountain 2009 Syrah. This is another wine to put on your must experience list. Highly recommended.
Copeland Vineyard, Yakima Valley
Closure: Natural cork
Sample provided by the winery
Two Mountain Winery is owned and operated by brothers Matthew and Patrick Rawn. Their family has been farming in the Rattlesnake Hills area of Washington State’s Yakima Valley for more than half a century. In 1951, their grandfather established Schmidt Orchards with 40 acres of peaches, apricots, prunes, and apples. Copeland Vineyard was planted in 2000 with uncle, Ron Schmidt, they crushed their first vintage in 2002. Today, three generations contribute to Two Mountain Winery and their 26-acre estate vineyard.
* The winery has some great customer feedback on Yelp.
Grown, Produced and Bottled
by Two Mountain Winery
2151 Cheyne Rd Zillah, WA 98953
Tasting room: Open to the public President’s Day Weekend through November, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily and by appointment.