Velvety and rich, our Syrah has powerful and concentrated flavors of dark berry and mocha.
Syrah: Crawford Vineyard, Yakima Valley AVA, WA
Tempranillo: Knolls Ranch, San Joaquin County AVA, CA
WINEMAKER NOTES: 2013 was an interesting vintage in Washington. Although the first half was very hot, the second half was more moderate with large swings between the daytime highs and nighttime lows causing some grapes to ripen with both high sugar and high acid. Since our Syrah from Crawford Vineyard in Yakima is a good example of this, we blended in a little of our low acid Tempranillo from California to balance out the final blend. For our oak program, we chose to respect the velvety tannins and rich, concentrated fruit by aging in mostly 1-year oak with a little new Kentucky American to add just a hint of mocha to the bouquet.
- Gold – 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition – 91 Points
- Silver – 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
- Silver – 2017 Great American International Wine Competition
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