2020 Camden Place Columbia Valley Syrah
A fruit-forward and approachable red that’s reminiscent of the fine wines of France’s Rhone Valley.
Country: United States
Brand: Camden Place
About This Wine:
So what was the 2020 vintage like in Washington state, which provided the grapes for the Camden Place Columbia Valley Syrah? It was a relatively warm year for Washington, with a significantly smaller crop than average. Harvest began the third week of August, followed by a hot beginning of September that led to feverish picking of early-ripening varieties.
While the overall crop was smaller, the combination of smaller berries and extended hang time is traditionally a recipe for high-quality wines in Washington. Many growers and winemakers were excited with the result, noting the dark color of the reds — certainly true of the Camden Place Syrah.
Reminiscent of Syrahs from France’s Rhone Valley, the 2020 vintage is fruit forward and approachable, with assorted ripe berry flavors and just a hint of vanilla. It’s an exceptional wine from an exceptional vintage in the state of Washington.