Syncline Winery

James Mantone

James Mantone

syn-cline (‘sin-klin): A trough of stratified rock in which the beds dip toward each other from either side.
Directly west of the vineyard and winery is a series of sheer, nearly 100 meter cliffs that rise up into the surrounding mountains straight out of the Columbia River. Locally known as the ‘Coyote Wall Syncline’, this dramatic geological feature gives the winery its name.  It is at this precise point that the rainy western region of the Columbia Gorge transitions into a semi-arid environment.
Syncline is a small family winery in the Columbia Gorge of Washington state.  Owners and vintners Poppie and James Mantone met during the harvest of 1997 while working crush together.  They fell madly in love, married and soon began plans for a winery of their own.  They relocated their home to the Columbia Gorge and produced their first vintage in 1999.  Their passion for Rhone wines and their vision of the potential of Rhone varieties in select areas of Washington State led them to bottling Syrah and Grenache, while also beginning to plant Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Counoise and Carignan.

Website

synclinewine.com/

Country

America

Region

Washington

Appellation

Columbia Gorge, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley


Wines from this Winery


Syncline Winery Grüner Veltliner

Dry and backed by crisp acidity, this wine shows flavors and aromas of lemon balm, orchard blossoms and melon. A perfect complement to fresh chilled shellfish and sushi, asparagus and artichokes.

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¥4,000
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Syncline Winery Picpoul

Bright lemon verbena and key lime blossom aromas and flavors are backed by lively citrus zest and wet stone notes. Bone dry and intensely fresh, this wine is perfect for pairing with shellfish. The overall acid structure and enticing aromas make this a standout wine.

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¥4,000
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Syncline Winery Subduction

Long inspired by the wines of the Southern Rhone Valley, this is our answer to a Washington version of a Cotes-du-Rhone Villages wine.   A blend of classic southern French varieties that are unique and expressive on their own; yet each contributes to create a harmonious whole.   This charming, ruby colored wine displays raspberry, black cherry, and spice aromas with bright acidity. The juicy midpalate and excellent length provides a wine that is compatible with many foods and occasions. 

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¥4,000
Syncline Winery Grenache Blanc

Rich, yet fresh and lively, this intriguing wine has aromas of orchard blossoms and citrus, complimented by flavors of fresh apple and star fruit.The overall acid structure and enticing aromas make this a standout wine.

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¥4,600
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Syncline Winery Gamay Noir

This first full production vintage from our 2015 Estate Vineyard planting is truly inspiring. Vibrant with an aromatically dynamic character; beguiling spices are balanced on a lively palate of crunchy red fruits ranging from pomegranate and red ripe gooseberry to black cherry. Stems contribute to some grip and spice characteristics. Light and lively, yet intense and packed with energizing vitality, the black raspberry finish that will entice you to reach for more.

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¥6,100
Syncline Winery Mourvèdre

Rich, yet fresh and lively, this intriguing wine has aromas of orchard blossoms and citrus, complimented by flavors of fresh apple and star fruit.The overall acid structure and enticing aromas make this a standout wine.

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¥6,100
Syncline Winery Syrah McKinley Springs Vineyard

We’re going back to our roots with this release of McKinley Springs Block 11 Syrah. The Rhone variety foundations for Syncline started here in the Horse Heaven Hills. We originally met the growers in 1998 and began our 20 year saga of collaborative wine creation. Nicknamed our espresso block, this site offers roasted coffee and chocolate flavors with opaque ruby color. Ripe berry aromas and baking spices layered with brilliant acidity have always kept this vineyard distinct from other Syrah sites in Washington. This boldly structured wine can be enjoyed now or cellared into 2028.

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¥6,100
Syncline Winery Syrah Boushey Vineyard

This intriguing wine has lovely savory notes, hints of ripe olives, and flavors of black currant, all embraced by a rich mouthfeel and finish. This bottling is from the oldest block of Boushey Syrah, the “Grand Cote”. 

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¥7,000
Syncline Winery Estate Grown Syrah

Radically different, uniquely Syncline. From a yield of two tons per acre comes this outstanding vintage of Syrah from our estate vineyards. Within lies exotic spices, violets and wild plum with hints of game, and fresh cracked pepper. Layered with remarkable finesse, elegance and intense ruby color; this showcases our cool climate growing region.

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¥8,800
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