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2013 Syrah

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SMELLS LIKE:  blueberry, blackberry, dusty leather, 
freshly-cracked black pepper
TASTES LIKE:  raspberry, black currant, olive tapenade
MOUTHFEEL:  elegant acidity, complex tannin, lengthy finish
DRINK WITH:  bbq, roasted lamb or chicken, ratatouille

The 2013 Vintage

2013 marked the warmest summer on record for the Walla Walla Valley. Spring was cool and moist, with bud break occurring in mid-April. Once it started warming up, it didn’t stop - temps rose over 100-degrees quite often! The first week of September brought relief: cooler days and nights which allowed for the development of our trademark Walla Walla Valley acidity. Harvest began around this same time, finishing right on schedule at the end of October.


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


VARIETALS:  98% Syrah, 2% Grenache
VINEYARDS:  54% Les Collines, 26% Stone  Valley, 11% Seven Hills, 
7% Pepper Bridge, 2% Summit View
APPELLATION: Walla Walla Valley
OAK PROGRAM: 100% French; 89% neutral, 11% new
HARVEST DATES:  9/18 - 10/11,/2013
PRODUCTION:  3,080 cases

2013 Syrah

Awards & Accolades
91 Points, Wine Advocate: "The standout of the 2013's! Incorporating a splash of Grenache and raised in 10% new French oak, it has terrific notes of black raspberries, blackberries, peppery herbs and violets in a medium to full-bodied, supple, elegant package that shines for its purity of fruit."
92 Points, Washington Wine Blog: "This wine begins of smoked meats, blackberry pie, mocha and a graphite edge. This leads to flavors of blackberry preserves, loganberry, coffee grounds with nice intensity. Good balance and fruit weight. Drinking beautifully right now. Drink 2016-2025."
Excellent - Great Northwest Wine: "... starts with alluring aromas of mocha, Marionberry, elderberry and blueberry, backed by toast and cedar. Inside, there’s a big spill of plums, black cherry and fig. Dusty tannins and blueberry acidity make for a complex and delicious farewell."