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By Paul Gregutt
The Times 

Wine of the Week

Lujon 2020 Syrah

 

December 22, 2022

Paul Gregutt

This is pure Walla Walla Syrah – rich and loaded with black fruits, along with notes of coffee, chicory, graphite and baker's chocolate. Without the usual co-fermention with Viognier there is little citrus and none of the bitterness, just lush and delicious fruit. Lujon is based in the Willamette Valley but winemaker John Derthick has always made Washington wines as part of his overall program. The QPR (quality/price/ratio) on Lujon wines is exceptional, not only for this holiday-ready Syrah but across the entire lineup. See www.paulgwine.com for the rest of my Lujon reviews. 356 cases; 1...



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