SYRAH SUPER STAR

The stunning slopes of Lake Chelan’s South Shore has quickly become known for growing world class SYRAH. Tsillan Cellars pioneered planting of SYRAH on their estate property in 2000. Year after year Tsillan Cellars Syrah is judged among the best in the Northwest and the world. We present three 2013 Estate SYRAHS for your enjoyment. They are worthy successors to previous international gold medal winning Tsillan Cellars Syrahs. Year after year delivering award winning Syrah.


One of the most fascinating developments in the past 20 years has been the intense interest in red Rhône varieties.

For the most part, these wines include Mourvèdre, Grenache, Counoise, Petite Sirah and a few other varieties. But first in line is Syrah, the noble grape of the northern Rhône Valley.

First planted in Washington 30 years ago, Syrah is now the No. 3 red wine grape in the state (after Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot). And despite lower interest in Syrah from consumers the past few years – thanks in no small part to the flood of simple Aussie Shirazes in the market – Washington Syrah continues to gain strength.

And while Washington Syrah dominates the Northwest Rhône scene, other regions also have gotten in on the act. Last year, Reustle-Prayer Rock Vineyards in Roseburg, Ore., won best New World Syrah at the prestigious Six Nations Wine Challenge in Australia. And in Southern Idaho’s Snake River Valley, Rhône varieties are emerging as perhaps the best grape for the region – led, of course, by Syrah.

By Great Northwest Wine on September 11, 2016

 

Tsillan Cellars Syrah’s


2013-syrah-grenache2013 Syrah Grenache, Estate

Glass $9 / Bottle $28 / Case $302

75% Syrah ~ 25% Grenache

Dark Cherry red in color with aromas of olives, cooked plums, and wild mushrooms. On the palate the wine is medium bodied with flavors or red berries, cherries, and nuts. A Rhone style blend that will pair well with braised lamb shank, roasted root vegetables, and wild game birds.

 

 

 


2013-Estate-Syrah2012 SYRAH, Estate

Glass $9 / Bottle $25 / Case $270

Dark purple to black in color, our Estate Syrah gives aromas of sandalwood, pie cherries, and fig. On the palate, flavors of blackberries and blueberries as well as green olive and slight bacon fat in the finish. Pair with grilled lamb and mint Tzatziki, roasted summer vegetables, and beef stew.

Residual Sugar DRY | Alcohol 14.5% | pH 3.60 | TA 6.7g/L | VA 0.44g/l

Gold Medal – 2015 Seattle Wine Awards
Gold Medal – 91 Points – 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Silver Medal – 2014 Grand Harvest Awards
Silver Medal – 2015 East Meets West Competition
Silver Medal – 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Silver Medal – 2015 Great Northwest Wine Competition
Silver Medal – 2015 Northwest Wine Summit


2012-Reserve-Syrah2013 RESERVE SYRAH, Estate

Glass $10 / Bottle $35 / Case $378

Dark purple in color with aromas of brown sugar, boysenberry syrup, and chocolate toffee. On the palate flavors of black plum with ripe cherry develop into oak notes of cigar box and espresso.  Fermented in small lots and aged in 100% new oak this is a big Washington Syrah.  Pair with well marbled steaks and pork loin.   Enjoy through 2025, decant if drinking before 2018.

Residual Sugar DRY | Alcohol 15.2% | pH 3.76 | TA 6.7g/L | VA 0.67g/l

Double Gold Medal – 2016 Seattle Wine Awards

Gold- Northwest Wine Summit

Double Gold- Wenatchee Wine Festival

 

 

Tsillan Cellars Syrah Awards

2005 Estate Syrah

Best of Show –   2008 Washington State Wine Competition

Governor’s Award for Best Washington Red Wine- 2008 Washington State Wine Competition

Ruth Anglin Award for Best Washington Syrah- 2008 Washington State Wine Competition

2006 Estate Syrah

Best of Class-  Los Angeles International Wine Competition

Gold- Northwest Wine Summit

2008 Estate Reserve Syrah

Double Gold- San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Gold- Grand Harvest Wine Competition-

Gold- Los Angeles International Wine Competition

Gold- Northwest Wine Summit

Gold- San Diego International Wine Competition

Gold- Seattle Wine Awards

2009 Estate Reserve Syrah

Best of Class & Double Gold- New World International Wine Competition

Best of Class & Double Gold- Los Angeles International Wine Competition

Double Platinum- Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging

Gold- West Coast Wine Competition

2010 Estate Reserve Syrah

Double Gold- San Francisco International Wine Competition

Double Gold- Seattle Wine Awards

Gold- New World International Wine Competition

2011 Estate Reserve Syrah

Double Gold- Wine press Northwest Platinum Judging

Gold- West Coast Wine Competition

Gold- Northwest Wine Summit

Gold- Seattle Wine Awards

Gold- Washington State Wine Competition

 

2012 Estate Reserve Syrah

Double Gold- Seattle Wine Awards

Gold- Northwest Wine Summit

 

2013 Estate Syrah

Double Gold- Seattle Wine Awards

Gold & best of Class- Wenatchee Wine Festival