2012 Syrah
Red Mountain, Washington State

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Tasting Notes
Ripe black cherry, plum and raspberry aromas follow through on the palate. Flavors of ripe blackberries, plums and mineral carry through with fine grained tannins on the finish.

A return to another “classic” Washington growing season. Bud break occurred slightly later than usual, but a warming trend beginning in late June carried through October for optimal ripening.

Heart of the Hill 96% • Red Mountain AVA

Olsen Brothers 4% • Yakima Valley AVA

Syrah 96%

Counoise 2%
Grenache 2%

Grapes were destemmed and crushed, retaining 90% whole berries. Cold soaked for 48 hours, allowed to ferment with indigenous yeast. Hand punchdowns for 10-26 days depending on lots. Aged for 28 months in 100% French Oak barrels, 82% New.

Technical Data
TA: 6.8 g/L

pH: 3.80
Alcohol: 14.5%
RS: 0.02 g/L
MA: 0.05 g/L
Yeast Strain: Indigenous
Cases Produced: 140