The 2009 Vintage: The growing season was favorable while an early freeze mid-October delayed harvest, resulting in grapes having higher acid levels and lower sugars.
The Wine: Strong Washington State Syrah nose with pleasant rich scents. Syrah from Washington is unlike those from anywhere else in the world, having at the core a delicacy revealed by impressions of peach and nectarine flavors. Dense fruit and rich depth of flavor complements sweet fruit flavors.
Food Matches: Smoked meats and seafood and especially strong (bleu!) cheeses.
Descriptors: Very friendly rich red wine for all red meat and fowl. Superb ripe flavors go well with smoked meats and barbeque
Date of Harvest: 10/07/2009
Brix at Harvest: 25.3
pH: 3.69
T.A.: 0.72
Alcohol: 13.7 %
Varietal mix: 100 % Syrah
Type of oak: American, 20% new barrels
Cases produced: 1,254
Bottling Date: 6/29/2011