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2013 Les Collines Syrah

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WINEMAKER NOTES

    smells like:    green olive, ripe berry, violet, prosciutto
    tastes like:    blackberry, sage, smoked game, olive tapenade
    mouthfeel:    powerful in structure, gentle tannins, long, lingering finish
    drink with:    roasted lamb; mushroom risotto; truffle fries

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

The 2013 Vintage

2013 marked the warmest summer on record for the Walla Walla Valley. Spring was cool and moist, with bud break occurring in mid-April. Once it started warming up, it didn’t stop - temps rose over 100-degrees quite often! The first week of September brought relief: cooler days and nights which allowed for the development of our trademark Walla Walla Valley acidity. Harvest began around this same time, finishing right on schedule at the end of October.


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
         26% new puncheon; 74% used
Harvest Date(s): 9/16 - 10/11, 2013
Finished Alcohol: 14.6%
Total Production: 367 cases

2013 Les Collines Syrah

Awards & Accolades
92 Points, Washington Wine Blog: "This wine begins with aromas of mocha, cassis, blackberry and black olive. This leads to flavors of mocha, Christmas spice, anise and blackberry with suggestions of leather. Drink 2016-2026."