Planted throughout the Columbia Valley, Syrah possesses the unique ability to produce many different wine styles due to the influence of vineyard and cellar practices, while retaining the characteristics of vineyard site. One of DeLille’s original and longest partnerships is with Red Willow vineyard, located in the Yakima Valley. One of the oldest in Washington, this remarkable site holds the distinction of pioneering Syrah for the region.
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Lamb Sliders — Pair Syrah with grilled meats, vegetables, wild game, stews and chilis. Marbled cuts of beef (Grilled New York or Ribeye Steak) stand up to the flavors of Syrah.
Behind the Wine
2020 Red Willow Syrah
Nowhere on earth does the venerable Syrah grapevine feel more at home than in the arid and sun-drenched Yakima Valley of Washington State. Both the sandy loam soils and cool nights contribute to crafting a wine with incredible generosity of flavors and spices, qualities that elevate Syrah into an unparalleled category.
One of the oldest in Washington, Red Willow holds the distinction of pioneering Syrah for the region. Working with MW David Lake, who consulted for us in the winery’s formative years, Syrah was planted at the site in the 1970s.