Northstar’s focus on creating world-class Bordeaux-style wines begins in the vineyards where the best classic blending varietals are selected to create Northstar’s Merlots. We are pleased to showcase the unique characteristics of these varietals in extremely limited bottlings each vintage.
2014 in Eastern Washington was one of the warmest seasons in decades. The ripening period in September cooled to more typical weather for the region. In October temperatures rose again to one of the warmest October months on record. Overall 2014 was an ideal growing season; ripening was excellent for all varieties in all locations.
The 2014 vintage of our limited production 100% Syrah Phelps Clone is sourced from Watermill Estate Vineyard. This site provides the funk you can only get from the famed Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA.