Since 2001, Maryhill Winery has become one of Washington’s largest and most visited wineries, producing 80,000 cases annually. Their headquarters in the Columbia River Gorge, near Goldendale, features panoramic views of Mount Hood and the Columbia River, and is a popular destination for wine-enthusiasts.

After some serious tasting, the Maryhill Winery Syrah 2013 might be the best Syrah in the State. Admittedly, it’s impossible to measure this claim, however, this Syrah features rich aromas of cherry, blueberry, toast and caramel and a sweet finish of dark chocolate and hints of pepper. It tastes fantastic with anything from pasta to steak and potatoes and is a wine that deserves a case investment. The 2013 wine is 100% Syrah grapes and is a beautifully-crafted wine from the best vineyards sourced from Les Collines 36%, Alder Ridge 30%, McKinley Springs 24%, Elephant Mountain 8%, and Northridge 2.

For many years now, Syrah continues to be a popular grape in a lot of blended wines. Frankly, the Syrah is a tough sale thanks primarily to Australia Shiraz flooding grocery stores in the past decade. But the Washington Syrah continues to grow in the Northwest, proving to be one of the best varieties in the region. It’s certainly easy to make this your next favorite red wine. //