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“"worth double the price"”

Publication: Compass Wines Newsletter

Issue: Spring 2006

Retail Price: $29

David Stephenson hails from just up the road in Bellingham, but relocated to Walla Walla several years ago and promptly made his name as a 'go to' guy for making some pretty famous wines for other wineries. Now, he continues to consult for a few folks, and makes a microscopic amount if wine under his own label. This is the third vintage of Syrah from him, and they just keep getting better and better. Loaded with bacon fat, black pepper and alder smoke in the nose, and blueberry, cassis and plum in the mouth. Big and ripe, like most 2003s, this one also has backbone and structure for some mid term aging. Worth double what he charges for it.