May 5, 2009
Last night I tried a very interesting wine from Olympic Cellars Winery, a long-time Washington-State business located on the Olympic Peninsula.
The Olympic Cellars Winery 2006 My Sweet Syrah is a blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Riesling. With four-percent residual sugar, it is definitely sweet, yet lush and light on the palate with soft tannins. This may be something for dark-chocolate lovers to consider next time they want a workable wine pairing. I may almost like it better than the more traditional Port.
Although Benoit Murat, the French-born winemaker for Olympic Cellars was hesitant to make a slightly sweet red wine, customers were asking for it. And the wine has been a big hit, according to winery owner and self-described “bar maid and cellar rat,” Kathy Charlton. In fact, it’s outselling all other wines at Olympic Cellars.