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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

VARIETALS:  100% Syrah
VINEYARDS:  100% Les Collines
APPELLATION:  Walla Walla Valley
OAK PROGRAM:  100% French; 87% neutral, 13% new
HARVEST DATES:  10/5 - 10/23/2012
FINISHED ALCOHOL:  14.6%
PRODUCTION:  347 cases

2012 Les Collines Syrah