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2011 Syrah

$25.00 per Bottle
$300.00 per Case
 

Tasting Notes

Nose: Smoked Meat, Classic Rhone Syrah "Funk", Prunes, Chocolate Covered Bacon Palate: Strong Tannins. Austere acid structure that will soften with age. Raspberry undertones. Long Finish, Will improve with additional aging.

Vineyard Designation

Sams Valley Vineyard

Vineyard Notes

Wet Spring with late bud break and bloom, quality of set was excellent and high yielding. Bird pressure - average and very little disease pressure. Verasion was not until September which per the wet spring followed into a late harvest. The fall remained warm which gave the fruit time to ripen with only a few days of rain. We picked later then usual waiting for the fruit to become balanced.

Pairings

This wine is great with a rib eye, flourless chocolate cake and roasted root vegetables

Awards

Cellar Selection, Oregon Wine Press February 2017 Silver, San Francisco Int'l Wine Comp 2017 Bronze Medal- 2017 Northwest Wine Summit
Vintage 2011
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Syrah
Harvest Date 11/1/2011
Sugar 23.6
Acid .7
PH 3.2
Aging 16 Months
Barrel Aging
16 Months
66% French - new and 2-4 yr
24% Neutral
10% American new and 2-4 yr
Ageability 10 plus years
Bottling Date June 19, 2013
Residual Sugar 0
Alcohol % 13.75
Size 750 ml