Matthew Likes Delmas

”Matthews’s World of Wine and Drink” named 2012 Delmas Syrah it's Standout Wine, “...a dark, intense complexity, with coffee, truffles, dark chocolate, and liquorice, all lightened with floral and herbal aromas...”
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The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater

"This new AVA is entirely in Oregon, but within the Washington Walla Walla Valley AVA. This is extremely confusing, but makes some kind of sense. The soils of Washington do not stop at the political boundary and it will need continued co-operation between the Washington and Oregon wine boards to spread knowledge of the region's different wines. The name of the AVA is clumsy but again makes sense: the soils are extremely rocky (unlike the rest of Walla Walla). The Syrahs here are particularly interesting: floral, perfumed, almost hedonistic, yet with restrained fruits."

Stand-out wine:

2012 Delmas Syrah
SJR Vineyard Walla Walla Valley


"From the driving force behind the creation of The Rocks District AVA, this Syrah/Viognier blend has a dark, intense complexity, with coffee, truffles, dark chocolate, and liquorice, all lightened with floral and herbal aromas of lavender, myrrh, ginger, and orange peel."