It was a cool summer morning when we visited Syncline. Located on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge just where the lush green western part of the gorge begins to turn into the flatter browner drier landscape. Here though the trees still grow lush and we entered the quiet property and set up in the gardens where James Mantone the vigneron and winemaker met us.
Syncline 2017 Subduction Red – Columbia Valley
A blend of 49% Syrah, 26% Grenache, 12% Carignan, 7% Cinsault, 6% Mourvedre, this is their version of a Côtes du Rhône Villages wine.
Syncline sources this fruit from a variety of vineyards in multiple AVA: Columbia Gorge, Horse Heaven Hills, Red Mountain, and Yakima Valley. All of these vineyards they work with they have long term contracts and a good relationship and sense of trust with the growers.
91 barrels were produced. 13.7% abv SRP $25
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