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2015 Les Collines Syrah

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2015 Les Collines Syrah

WINEMAKER NOTES

SMELLS LIKE:  red fruit, sweet soy, oyster shell, hint of toasted almond, orange peel
TASTES LIKE:  blackberry, Bing cherry, currant, sweet fig, 
warm forest floor
MOUTHFEEL:  juicy, round and muscular, complex in structure, elegant soft finish
DRINK WITH:  pulled pork, grilled rib eye, Chile Verde, shepherd's pie, lentil soup
Note: Les Collines is pronounced “lay co lean.”

THE 2015 VINTAGE

The 2015 growing season was the latest in a trend of being the warmest on record for our valley.  The last week of June had the highest temperatures we’ve seen! The record-breaking heat gave way to cooler days and nights around veraison, allowing the fruit to develop perfectly. The last week of August brought harvest: our earliest ever. Wines of this vintage are richly structured, showcasing ripe fruit and floral characteristics.


VITICULTURE

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


WINE SPECIFICS

VARIETALS:  100% Syrah
VINEYARDS: 100% Les Collines
APPELLATION:  Walla Walla Valley
OAK PROGRAM: 100% French;  69% neutral, 31% new
HARVEST DATES:  9/3 - 9/7/2015
FINISHED ALCOHOL: 14.6% 
PRODUCTION:  327 cases

2015 Les Collines Syrah

Awards & Accolades
92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck: "...a big, red, sexy effort that comes from a terrific vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley. Offering lots of black and blue fruits, charcoal, pepper, and chocolaty aromas and flavors..."