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2014 Les Collines Syrah

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WINEMAKER NOTES

    smells like:    currants, black pepper, cured meat
    tastes like:    dark cherry, fig, black olive, bramble
    mouthfeel:    powerful tannin, rich, balanced structure
    drink with:    steak; cassoulet, grilled portobello mushrooms

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

THE 2014 VINTAGE

The weather of 2014 was close to ideal for grape growing. Spring was quite temperate, and as is typical in the Walla Walla Valley, bud break occurred in mid-April. Summer was the warmest on record! The warm days continued into fall and were coupled with cool nights, allowing for the perfect development of our trademark acidity. The wines of this vintage are beautifully structured, ripe, and expressive.


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
         75% neutral; 25% new
Harvest Date(s): 9/19 - 10/2, 2014
Finished Alcohol: 14.6% 
Total Production: 377 cases

2014 Les Collines Syrah

Awards & Accolades
Outstanding! Great Northwest Wine: "Rich aromas of brownie mix and black cherry with blueberries and moist earth. There's pleasing grip on the palate as Marionberry and cola flavors are joined by a nip of blueberry seed."