In 2014, we sourced our Syrah grapes from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA, within the larger Columbia Valley AVA. In 2014, this region had a warm growing season which resulted in smaller berries with a lower skin-to-juice ratio, creating wines with more concentrated color and flavor than years past. The Syrah grapes we chose had intense flavors with balanced acidity, which is characteristic of Washington State wines. All lots were barrel aged in 225-liter barrels for 17 months in a combination of new and used French, American and Hungarian oak barrels.
Our Horse Heaven Hills Syrah makes a statement right away with intense aromas of bright red fruit, clove and chocolate. The palate is savory and fruit-driven with flavors of boysenberry, dark plum and spice. A plush mouthfeel leads the way to a finish that lusciously lingers. Enjoy with your favorite Italian dish, such as Bolognese.