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2018 Les Collines Syrah

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WINEMAKER NOTES

SMELLS LIKE:  olive tapenade, lavender, pepper spice, cocoa
TASTES LIKE:  cured meat, cardamom, plum sauce, blueberry
MOUTHFEEL:  well-balanced acidity with supple tannins
DRINK WITH:  beef stew, BBQ pork, grilled eggplant, manchego


THE 2018 VINTAGE

The 2018 growing season kicked off with a nice, even spring. July brought in hotter temperatures, as well as some smoke from surrounding fires. But by the second week of August, the weather cooled off considerably to usher in one of the most ideal ripening seasons in recent history.

September brought in beautiful, mild weather, offering the fruit several extra weeks to hang during long, sun-filled fall days. Harvest wrapped up on October 15th, producing wines that are balanced with great fruit expression. A harvest to remember, indeed!

VITICULTURE

100% estate, sustainably farmed
Founding member of VINEA


WINE SPECIFICS

VARIETALS: 100% Syrah
ESTATE VINEYARDS: 100% Les Collines
APPELLATION: 100% Walla Walla Valley
OAK PROGRAM: 100% French; 73% neutral, 27% new; 100% 500L puncheons
HARVEST DATES: 9/10 - 9/13/18
FINISHED ALCOHOL: 14.5% 
PRODUCTION: 412 cases

2018 Les Collines Syrah