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2012 Syrah

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smells like:     dusty violet, blueberry, caramelized fig, white pepper
tastes like:    
black cherry, smoked herb-encrusted meat, olive brine
mouthfeel:    
richly textured mid- to back-palate, gripping minerality, bright acid
drink with:    
bbq; roasted lamb or chicken; ratatouille

wine specifics

Varietal(s):       98% Syrah, 2% Grenache
Vineyard(s): 
     63% Les Collines, 16% Stone Valley, 12% Seven Hills, 7% Pepper Bridge, 2% Summit View
Appellation:      Walla Walla Valley
Oak Program:      100% French; 89% used; 11% new
Harvest Date(s):     9/25 - 10/23, 2012
Finished Alcohol:     14.6%
Total Production:     2,354 cases
Price: 
           $32.00

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, and this is exactly what the grape vines like—we were right where we wanted to be in terms of heat units received. We began harvest in mid-September and finished in approximately 5 weeks. 2012 boasted our largest harvest of exceptional fruit so far!


Viticulture

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

2012 Syrah

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Awards & Accolades
92 Points, Washington Wine Blog: "Rich nose with mocha, blackberry, and cigar box.Palate has boysenberry, smoked meats, black cherry and black olive. Rich and layered. Drink 2015-2023."
90 Points - Wine Advocate: ""Big, rich and voluptuously styled, the 2012 Syrah is another wine that shows the vintage nicely. Medium to full-bodied, with fabulous fruit and texture, it boasts loads of plum, blackberry, licorice, singed herbs and hints of meat in its forward, very drinkable personality.""