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    Acclaim

    87 points2013 VintageWine SpectatorDecember 31, 2015
    92 Points2012 VintageWine EnthusiastSean SullivanMarch 1, 2015
    Syrah - 91 Points2011 VintageWine SpectatorHarvey SteimanMarch 15, 2014
    Recommended, 88 Points2011 VintageTasting Panel MagazineAnthony Dias BlueJanuary 1, 2014

    Fresh and spicy with ripe plum and a  juicy style with notes of pepper and tangy acidity. Long and nervy.


    tasting notes

    Aromatics of tanned leather, black currants and pepper are backed by a brush of mint. Medium-heavy with silky smooth tannins, this Syrah finishes with ripe black fruits and floral notes, complemented by sweet oak.

    winemaking notes

    • Vintage: 2014
    • Varietal Blend: 100% Syrah
    • Appellation: Columbia Valley
    • pH: 3.93
    • TA: .55 
    • Alcohol: 14.47%
    • Vineyards: Mirage, Canyon Vineyard Ranch, Waterbrook Estate, Skyfall
    • Oak: 20% new American oak; balance 2-5-year-old American, French and Hungarian oak. 
    • Fining: None
    • Aging: 10 months
    • Malolactic: 100%
    • Yeast: Andante
    • Harvest Dates: 9/11/14-10/14/14
    • Bottling Dates: July 6-7, 2015
    • Food Pairing: This is a big red that pairs beautifully with red meats and the richest salmon varieties. Enjoy with a roasted rib eye steak with chanterelles in syrah glaze, a lamb and oxtail cassoulet, or a cracked peppercorn-crusted Copper River salmon, fired on the grill (it brings out the nuttiness).