Bottle Notes, Syrah

2010 Fielding Hills Syrah Riverbend Vineyard – Bottle Notes

Fielding Hills Winery was founded by winemaker and owner Mike Wade in 2000. The winery is located in East Wenatchee in a converted orchard shop. Fielding Hills also just opened a tasting room next to Nefarious Cellars on Lake Chelan. Wines produced include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and a red blend.

Wade’s Riverbend Vineyard was named after the bend in the Columbia River near Priest Rapids Dam.

Dark crimson in color. 14.5% ABV. 94% Syrah, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Black fruits, game and pepper on the nose. Opulent and full bodied with perfect acidity. Black cherries, blackberries, anise and peppercorn on the palate. The finish is exceptional. Drink over the next 4-6 years.

My rating: 91 points.

Fielding Hills is a winery I have very little experience with. Really well made wines that are attractively priced. I look forward to visiting again on my next visit to Chelan

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  1. I really like Fielding Hills as well. Their 2009 Tribute is fantastic, their cabs (Sauv & Franc) and Merlot are pretty excellent as well.

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