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2012 Les Collines Syrah

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Winemaker Notes

smells like:    violet, raspberry, blueberry, blackberry
tastes like:    citrus, sea-salt marinated beef, mixed berry compote
mouthfeel:    powerfully structured, sophisticated with lingering finish
drink with:    roasted lamb; mushroom risotto; truffle fries

Note: Les Collines is pronounced “lay co lean.”

The 2012 Vintage

Spring brought us more precipitation than usual, followed by a hot, dry summer. We experienced plenty of warm days without it being overly hot. Since WSU began recording heat units, the 2012 vintage was right on track with a “perfect average.” The wines of this vintage show beautiful characteristics of fruit ripeness while remaining elegant and balanced.

Viticulture

100% estate; sustainably farmed.
Founding member of VINEA.

WINE SPECIFICS

Varietal(s): 100% Syrah
Vineyard(s): 100% Les Collines
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Oak Program: 100% French; 87% neutral, 13% new
Harvest Date(s): 10/5 - 10/23, 2012
Finished Alcohol: 14.6%
Total Production: 347 cases

2012 Les Collines Syrah