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Wine of the Day: Matello Fool’s Journey Syrah 11-09-16

Matello Fool’s Journey Deux Vert Vineyard, Willamette Valley 2012 750ML ($24.95) Buy Now: $21.90 special

Today, while enjoying the fact that I live in Oregon, this wine caught my eye. Matello’s “Fool’s Journey” Syrah comes from the Willamette Valley, so it offers a lighter-toned wine which I find more reasonable than the average over-cooked Syrah. Dark fruit and spice give to a refreshing finish, thanks to a reasonable, not-hot-headed 12.8% alcohol content. From non-irrigated vines planted in 1994, the 90/10 blend of Syrah/Viognier honors its Old World roots. Oregon wines like this express pure common sense. – DanielRead the rest