Rôtie Cellars

Northern Blend Syrah Viognier

8.913 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Washington, USA
Syrah, Viognier
Top Notes For
William Hughes

Aromas of sweet fruit and earthy notes lifted by the floral Viognier. This needed thirty minutes to blossom. Dusty tannins carry ripe plum, cherry, blueberry fruits. The Rocks Syrah gives a pleasant weightiness, but I do wish it had some of that Rocks funk.

Aromas of sweet fruit and earthy notes lifted by the floral Viognier. This needed thirty minutes to blossom. Dusty tannins carry ripe plum, cherry, blueberry fruits. The Rocks Syrah gives a pleasant weightiness, but I do wish it had some of that Rocks funk.

Oct 13th, 2019
Christine Havens

Always solid, the Rôtie's Northern Blend is composed of 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier, adding subtle sweetness to a nose is fairly brimming over with ripe Rainier cherries, Italian plums, and baking spices. The fruit is sourced from the Rocks AVA, just south of Walla Walla Valley, a site that tends to contribute earthy undertones and, even a bit of funk, all of which can be found in this bottle, though not as pronounced as some other examples from this unique and very singular appellation. Bravo!

Always solid, the Rôtie's Northern Blend is composed of 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier, adding subtle sweetness to a nose is fairly brimming over with ripe Rainier cherries, Italian plums, and baking spices. The fruit is sourced from the Rocks AVA, just south of Walla Walla Valley, a site that tends to contribute earthy undertones and, even a bit of funk, all of which can be found in this bottle, though not as pronounced as some other examples from this unique and very singular appellation. Bravo!

Apr 17th, 2016
Julia Indik

Dark but sweet cherries, plums, chocolate that blend with no acidity into a long inky finish.

Dark but sweet cherries, plums, chocolate that blend with no acidity into a long inky finish.

May 15th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Sean Boyd wanted to pay respect to the wines he truly loves to drink, those of France's Rhone Valley. So he set a goal to start a winery based entirely on making traditional Rhone-style blends in Washington State. Deep Ruby with sweet red fruit aromas and citrus floral scents. On the palate black berry fruits with raisins and smoky almond flavors, some cacao and earthy notes. Full fine dusty tannins noted on a lingering finish. Well done. Tasting Sample.

Sean Boyd wanted to pay respect to the wines he truly loves to drink, those of France's Rhone Valley. So he set a goal to start a winery based entirely on making traditional Rhone-style blends in Washington State. Deep Ruby with sweet red fruit aromas and citrus floral scents. On the palate black berry fruits with raisins and smoky almond flavors, some cacao and earthy notes. Full fine dusty tannins noted on a lingering finish. Well done. Tasting Sample.

Dec 12th, 2016
Steve Martinelli

Plummy, ripe fruits, some funk with nice acidity to balance it out. Quite enjoyable!

Plummy, ripe fruits, some funk with nice acidity to balance it out. Quite enjoyable!

Aug 23rd, 2016
Michael Horkay

Magnificent Syrah from Washington. Really balanced reminding me of a young cornas from a mild vintage. Well integrated oak and fruit this one will reward you if you can wait.

Magnificent Syrah from Washington. Really balanced reminding me of a young cornas from a mild vintage. Well integrated oak and fruit this one will reward you if you can wait.

Jun 3rd, 2015
Gilbert Lara Jr

Gilbert had this 4 years ago

Gilbert had this 4 years ago

Mar 11th, 2016
Michael Aslanides

Michael had this a month ago

Michael had this a month ago

Oct 11th, 2019
Scot Walker

Scot had this 10 months ago

Scot had this 10 months ago

Jan 26th, 2019
Hal Halbert

Hal had this a year ago

Hal had this a year ago

Dec 16th, 2018