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2015 Syrah

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WINEMAKER NOTES

SMELLS LIKE:  plum, blackberry, crushed rock, spice box
TASTES LIKE:   currant, blueberry, blackberry, fig, olive teppenade 
MOUTHFEEL:   smooth & richly developed tannins, elegant finish 
DRINK WITH:   BBQ pork ribs, roasted lamb & chicken, ratatouille

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:  87% Syrah, 13% Grenache
VINEYARDS:  35% Seven Hills, 33% Les Collines, 14% Pepper Bridge,
13% Summit View, 5% Stone Valley
APPELLATION:  Walla Walla Valley
OAK PROGRAM:  100% French; 92% neutral, 8% new
HARVEST DATES:  9/3 - 10/2/2015
FINISHED ALCOHOL:  14.6% 
PRODUCTION:  1,601 cases

2015 Syrah

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