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2012 Syrah

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SMELLS LIKE:  dusty violet, blueberry, caramelized fig, white pepper
TASTES LIKE:  black cherry, smoked herb-encrusted meat, olive brine
MOUTHFEEL:  richly textured mid-to-back palate, gripping minerality, bright acid
DRINK WITH:  bbq; roasted lamb or chicken; ratatouille

the 2012 vintage

Spring brought us more precipitation than usual, followed by a hot, dry summer. We experienced plenty of warm days without it being overly hot, and this is exactly what the grape vines like—we were right where we wanted to be in terms of heat units received. We began harvest in mid-September and finished in approximately 5 weeks. 2012 boasted our largest harvest of exceptional fruit so far!


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wine specifics

VARIETALS:  98% Syrah, 2% Grenache
VINEYARDS: 63% Les Collines, 16% Stone Valley, 12% Seven Hills, 
7% Pepper Bridge, 2% Summit View
APPELLATION:  Walla Walla Valley
OAK PROGRAM:  100% French; 89% used, 11% new
HARVEST DATES:  9/25 - 10/23/2012
PRODUCTION:  2,354 cases

2012 Syrah

Awards & Accolades
92 Points, Washington Wine Blog: "Rich nose with mocha, blackberry, and cigar box. Palate has boysenberry, smoked meats, black cherry and black olive. Rich and layered. Drink 2015-2023."
90 Points, Wine Advocate: "Big, rich and voluptuously styled, the 2012 Syrah is another wine that shows the vintage nicely. Medium to full-bodied, with fabulous fruit and texture, it boasts loads of plum, blackberry, licorice, singed herbs and hints of meat in its forward, very drinkable personality."