Expert's Choice: Washington

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This state offers less oak, extraction and general bling than Napa Valley, says Stephen Brook, and the best of these fresh wines can age for 20 years in bottle, too. See Stephen's top 18 reds and whites from Washington...
Washington, Powers Syrah 2010
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Powers, Syrah, Columbia Valley 2010

Powers, Syrah, Columbia Valley 2010
Light cherry and blueberry fruit aroma. On the palate it is medium-bodied and suave in texture, but the tannins are coarse in spite of this. Moderate length. 15pts/20 (83/100pts)
Price £11.95 Handford, World Wine Agencies
Drink 2013–2015
Alc 14.5%

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