Appellation America(2004 Vintage) Kestrel View Estates in Prosser, Washington (in the highly regarded Yakima Valley appellation) was the fruit source for this wine. While the winery is on San Juan Island in the Puget Sound appellation, most of its releases contain fruit from the more dynamic Eastern Washington appellations. The family-owned winery also produces wines with locally grown Madeline Angevine and Siegerrebe grapes, that are more suitable for the cool, wet climate there. This Syrah is slightly hazy and opaque with a deep dense ruby core. It has aromas of rhubarb, plum, blackberry, earth, bacon, paprika and chalk. It is rich and sweet on the palate with hi-toned dark berry fruit and sweet oak tannins. There is a curious note of ripe pineapple in the center. The finish is earthy with mushroom notes, and has drying tannins. At under $20, it is a fairly good value. With this wine, I would serve seared rib eye steak with rosemary polenta fries, pecan encrusted duck with sweet potato and Yukon gold scallopine and Syrah reduction sauce (using this Syrah), or hamburgers with fennel seed and mustard powder.