Syrah

Syrah

Production: 150 Cases

Download Tech Notes

Download Label

Purchase Our Wines Online Join Our Wine Club

2016 Syrah, Boushey Vineyard

2016 Syrah, Boushey Vineyard

2015 Syrah, Ciel Du Cheval

2015 Syrah, Ciel Du Cheval, Red Mountain

150 cases produced . 14% Alc.

Tasting Notes

Elegance and complexity prevail over this intriguing wine. Sumptuous, mouthwatering and savory aromas of black pepper, smoke and roasted coffee unfold in your glass. Purity of fruit shines through with flavors of fresh picked blackberries and ripe olives. This wine will age gracefully for many years.

Harvest Notes

Vineyard: Ciel du Cheval

Appellation: Red Mountain

Varietal: 100% Syrah

Vineyard

The forces that helped form Ciel du Cheval, and the Red Mountain geology in general, were truly gigantic. The deep bedrock of most of the Columbia Basin is basalt, formed from the massive lava out flows caused by intense volcanic activity. On top of the basalt lie layers of sediment deposited by repeated ancient floods – the largest floods ever recorded. On top of the sediment are layers of sand and silt from eons of erosion and weathering. The high alkalinity and high calcium carbonate content produce wines of incredible structure and longevity.

Vinification

The fruit was hand harvested and de-stemmed with no crushing on top of 30% whole clusters. It was then cold soaked for two days followed by native fermentation in small open top fermenters with manual pigeage. Pressing occurred just before dryness and all wine was barreled in a blend of 4 year old or older French oak. This bottling contains 100% free run juice. Un-fined. A light, polish filtration preceded bottling. Barrel time of 16 months.

Archived Tech Sheets

We have produced Syrah from several vineyards since 2000.

2002 Syrah, Milbrandt

2002 Syrah, Reserve

2003 Syrah, Destiny Ridge

2003 Syrah, McKinley Springs

2003 Syrah, Milbrandt Vineyards

2006 Syrah, McKinley Springs

2007 Syrah, Columbia Valley

2007 Syrah, McKinley Springs

2007 Syrah, Steep Creek Ranch Estate

2008 Syrah, Columbia Valley

2008 Syrah, McKinley Springs

2009 Syrah, McKinley Springs

2009 Syrah, Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

2010 Syrah, McKinley Springs

2010 Syrah, Ciel Du Cheval Vineyard

2011 Syrah, Boushey Vineyard

2011 Syrah, Ciel du Cheval Vineyard

2012 Syrah, McKinley Springs 

2012 Syrah, Ciel du Cheval

2012 Syrah, Estate Grown

2013 Syrah, Boushey Vineyard

2013 Syrah, Mckinley Springs

2013 Syrah, Estate Grown

2013 Syrah, Ciel du Cheval

2014 Syrah, Boushey Vineyard

2014 Syrah, Ciel Du Cheval, Red Mountain

2014 Syrah, Estate Grown

2015 Syrah, Boushey Vineyard

2015 Syrah, Estate Grown

Purchase Our Wines Online Join Our Wine Club