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2014 Syrah

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WINEMAKER NOTES

SMELLS LIKE:  plum, crushed rock, clove
TASTES LIKE:  currant, blueberry, blackberry, fig, olive
MOUTHFEEL:  richly developed tannins, elegant finish
DRINK WITH:  bbq, roasted lamb or chicken, ratatouille

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

VARIETALS:  96% Syrah, 4% Grenache
VINEYARDS:  40% Les Collines, 26% Stone Valley, 20% Seven Hills, 
10% Pepper Bridge, 4% Summit View
APPELLATION:  Walla Walla Valley
OAK PROGRAM: 100% French; 86% neutral; 14% new
HARVEST DATES:  9/16 - 10/14/2014
FINISHED ALCOHOL:  14.6%
PRODUCTION:  2,393 cases

2014 Syrah

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Awards & Accolades
91 Points, Wine & Spirits: "has a scent of mocha and black plums, with a feral element lurking in the background. The flavors are all crushed strawberries and dark cherry, with a spice note, like balsamic, providing a savory edge."
91 Points, The Wine Advocate: "...dark fruits, tapenade and underbrush aromatics...medium-bodied, rich and structured..."