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2013 Syrah

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WINEMAKER NOTES

smells like: blueberry, blackberry, dusty leather, freshly-cracked black pepper
tastes like: raspberry, black currant, olive tapenade
mouthfeel: elegant acidity, complex tannin, lengthy finish
drink with: bbq, roasted lamb or chicken, ratatouille

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° 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): 98% Syrah, 2% Grenache
Vineyard(s): 54% Les Collines, 26% Stone  Valley, 11% Seven Hills, 7% Pepper Bridge, 2% Summit View
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Oak Program: 100% French: 89% neutral; 10% new
Harvest Date(s): 9/18 - 10/11, 2013
Finished Alcohol: 14.6%
Total Production: 3,080 cases

2013 Syrah

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Awards & Accolades
92 Points, Washington Wine Blog: "This wine begins of smoked meats, blackberry pie, mocha and a graphite edge. This leads to flavors of blackberry preserves, loganberry, coffee grounds with nice intensity. Good balance and fruit weight. Drinking beautifully right now. Drink 2016-2025."
Excellent - Great Northwest Wine: "... starts with alluring aromas of mocha, Marionberry, elderberry and blueberry, backed by toast and cedar. Inside, there’s a big spill of plums, black cherry and fig. Dusty tannins and blueberry acidity make for a complex and delicious farewell."
92 Points, Washington Wine Blog: ""