Efeste, pronounced like the letters “F-S-T” strung together, was named after the last names of founders Helen & Dan Ferrelli, Patrick Smith, and Kevin & Angela Taylor. Efeste is located in the Warehouse District of Woodinville, Washington. Peter Devison took over full-time winemaking duties when Brennon Leighton left to work with Charles Smith in 2012.
100% Syrah sourced from Boushey Vineyard
Violet in color. 14% ABV. Black fruits, iron, flowers and game on the nose. Medium to full bodied with strong acidity. Rich and savory on the palate. Flavors of blackberry, olives and black cherry. Somewhat restrained compared to previous vintages but the wine picks up weight on the long finish. Drink over the next 3-5 years.
My rating: 91 points.
The 2012 Jolie Bouche is available at retail and the winery for $44
Efeste has one of the best white wine programs in the state of Washington and the red wines are also exceptional. The wines are readily available at retail, via the wine club and at the winery.
I’ve blogged about Efeste previously in The Great Whites of Washington.
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