Rhone grapes are found in many places, but one of the emerging area of North America, Washington State, is rapidly showing that California is not the only place in the USA where Syrah is growing and being bottled really well.
The 2017 Concrete Mama River Rocks Vineyard Syrah is both a very enjoyable and complex red that gives off Northern Rhone like notes from the grapes grown in the area outside of Walla Walla, Washington in the Rocks District.
Ripe, bright, and silky, the usual blueberry, bacon fat and green olive flavors and bouquet are all there. This is a sensual wine, with layer upon layer of fruit, and while only 3 years old right now, the wine is showing incredible forward development.
That’s why the 2017 Concrete Mama Syrah is today’s WineSiders Wine of the Day.