Washington is a treasure trove of great wines at even better prices, and @gormanwinery is one of my favorite producers in the State. He makes some fabulous Cabernet and Syrah based wines at prices that will knock your socks off.
The 2014 Gorman Old Scratch GSM is a perfect example of this high quality to value ratio juice produced in the region. This Rhone style red blend is comprised of 80% Syrah and 10% each of Mourvèdre and Grenache. The wine is a brilliant dark purple with berry and pepper on the nose. The first taste coats the mouth with smooth dense dark fruit and licorice followed by cinnamon and creamy oak spices. The juicy fruit is balanced skillfully against the dusty tannins that support the long peppery finish.
To be clear, this is not your standard fruit bomb Syrah, but rather a complex, supple high quality wine that you can enjoy with friends, and the $28 price point is just an added bonus!