The Syncline Cellars Subduction Red

Wine Wednesday: Syncline Cellars Subduction Red

This Week In Wine: Syncline Cellars Subduction Red Blend ($22+)

“Always extremely popular, this Southern Rhône-style six-grape blend is especially noteworthy in 2011. It’s a powerful wine that has a broad array of red and purple fruits, plus penetrating focus. This is juicy, forward and immediately delicious, and it also has the structure to age, perhaps surprisingly well.” – Wine Enthusiast


Wine Ratings & Awards

Grape Certified Gold Medal – (2014 – 2016)

Wine Enthusiast – 92 Points (2013), 90 Points (2014)

Robert Parker of Wine Advocate – 90 Points (2014)


Wine Review

The Syncline Winery is situated in Washington’s beautiful Columbia Valley wine region. Their vision, philosophy and culture for producing fine wines is simple: build a wine growing family, while working with a select group of grower-partners who collaborate and deliver expressive and exemplary grapes; and a desire to serve as productive members of their community with a sense of business social responsibility. The Subduction Red series is more of an exploration of the Columbia Valley wine area, than a representation of any one varietal or vineyard. All of the grapes come from vineyards in Horse Heaven Hills and the Red Mountain wine regions within the Columbia Valley.

No matter the vintage, whether 2011, 2013 or 2014, the highly praised Syncline Cellars Subduction Red Blend showcases black cherry, raspberry, baking spices and black pepper aromas and flavors. The wine offers a bright, fresh finish that is balanced and compatible with an assortment of foods and occasions.

We recommend enjoying the Syncline Cellars Seduction Red blend now or storing it for up to 5 years. If you’re hungry and would like to know which types of foods pair well with this wine, consider the following options: TheGrape’s BBQ New York steak, a potato-topped lamb casserole, or perhaps a creamy chicken and broccoli casserole. For our vegetarian devotees, try the corn cake stacks with aged cheddar and arugula it’s amazing with this wine.


Wine Region: Columbia Valley, Washington

Wine Grapes: Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache, Carignan, Counoise, Cinsault

Style: Light & Fruity

Drinks Like: Gramercy Cellars L’Idiot du Village 2011 ($44), Relic Wines Ritual 2011 ($70)


Food & Wine Pairings: BBQ New York Steak

New York Steak - THE GRAPRE

Also try these delicious recipesPotato-topped Lamb CasseroleCreamy Chicken & Broccoli Casserole or Corn Cake Stacks with Aged Cheddar & Arugula.

You may purchase the Syncline Cellars Subduction Red here:  

We hope you enjoyed this wine Wednesday red wine review. We’re not only confident you’ll enjoy today’s Grape Certified Gold red blend recommendation but we’re excited for you to try the Syncline Cellars Subduction Red blend food and wine recipe pairing! If you enjoyed this post don’t forget to like it above and join the discussion by leaving a rating and a comment below. Thanks and we’ll see you next week for another edition of Wine Wednesday. Cheers!

Syncline Cellars Subduction Red Blend
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Grape Certified Gold

In search for a delicious complex Rhône-style wine? Then I recommend sampling the Syncline Cellars Subduction Red. Washington wines continue to impress and express some of the finest variations of red grape varieties. This wine is balanced, smooth and offers fruit forward flavors that are quickly followed by earthy and peppery notes while offering an oaky undertone. This Grape Certified Gold wine will definitely take you by surprise. Great things are brewing in Washington and we look forward to its future!

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