Estate Syrah 2008

2008 Syrah

Estate Syrah 2008

Walla Walla Valley, Washington

WINEMAKER NOTES

A small-lot, single vineyard Estate Syrah from Walla Walla—known for producing fascinating Syrah’s—this is a blend of select blocks from our Estate Vineyard, Pheasant Run, chosen for their intense flavors. Big, dark fruit aromas of dried figs and cranberries, with cassis and vanilla notes. Flavors showcase the dark fruit with spiced fruitcake and star anise. The long, smooth finish has a chocolate covered espresso bean character.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Vintage: 2008
Varieties: 100% Syrah
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley, Washington
Vineyards: Pheasant Run
Alcohol: 14.6%
Production: 521 cases

OTHER VINTAGES AVAILABLE
2008 2009 2010 2012 2013

PAIRING

  • Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Tomato-Based Sauces
  • Chocolate Mousse

ACCOLADES

San Francisco Wine Chronicle 2012 – GOLD
Stephen Tanzer’s IWC Nov/Dec 2012 – 89+ POINTS. “Ruby-red. Aromas of black raspberry, mocha and smoked meat; less primary than the 2009 but displays a more flamboyant syrah character. Distinctly cooler in the mouth than the ’09 but with very good definition and intensity to its flavors of dark berries, pepper, spices and herbs. Shows the texture and weight of a Saint-Joseph. Finishes with obvious acidity, light tannins and good cut.”here