2021 Les Collines Syrah
SMELLS LIKE: bacon, black pepper, olive tapenade, espresso
TASTES LIKE: baking spices, cranberry, cured meat, vanilla
MOUTHFEEL: juicy and round with lush tannins and a lingering finish
DRINK WITH: braised lamb with mint, duck breast, mushroom risotto
THE 2021 VINTAGE
The 2021 growing season started with a cool, dry spring and an early bud break in April. A July heat dome sent temperatures soaring to previously unseen heights for the state, topping out in Walla Walla at 116 degrees! Above average temperatures lasted for the rest of the summer. Finally, the weather cooled at the end of August and brought perfect ripening conditions for an ideal, unrushed harvest season.
Although the heat produced lower yields across the region, the grapes held beautiful concentration and acidity, with immense taste, mouthfeel, and color. Wines from the 2021 vintage are extremely balanced, forecasting their age-worthiness and drinkability for years to come!
100% estate, sustainably farmed
Founding member of VINEA
VARIETALS: 100% Syrah
OAK PROGRAM: 100% French; 70% neutral, 30% new; 100% 500L puncheons
HARVEST DATES: 9/6 – 9/11/2021
FINISHED ALCOHOL: 14.5%
PRODUCTION: 421 cases