Awin Barratt Siegel (ABS) Wine Agencies has released an own label wine from the Yakima Valley in Washington State.

Cascadia Syrah is the first of two forays into Washington State for ABS as it also plans to add a new agency – Kevin White Winery –from the region in March.

Cascadia takes its name from the Cascade Mountain range, which runs from the north of Washington State southwards into Oregon. The Cascadia Syrah is sourced from a single family-owned and operated vineyard in the Yakima Valley AVA. The 100% Syrah is targeted at independent retailers and it has a recommended price tag of £15.

The wine is described as “full-bodied, with flavours of dark berries and clove with white pepper aromas and a plush round mouthfeel”.

Marketing manager, Lesley Gray, said: “Washington State is still new to many consumers but is producing really accessible fruit-driven wines. Cascadia Syrah showcases the plush ripe fruit flavours, typically found across Washington State. We believe this competitively priced wine, with its striking label, will appeal to a wide audience and encourage experimentation from consumers, who are not yet familiar with this wine-growing region.”

Cascadia Syrah will be available in the UK from early March.