Syrah Columbia Valley 2004

Appellation: Columbia Valley
Yield: 2 tons per acre average
Vine age: 9 years average, irrigated

Harvest date: October 8th and 13th, 2004
Harvest Brix: 25 average

Hand harvested grapes and 100 % destemmed. Fermented in small open top stainless steel fermenters and T-Bins ● Cap manually punched down twice a day during fermentation ● 5 days cold soak and 21 days total cuvaison average ● Aged an average of 21 months in French oak barrels ● 40 % new oak From Tonnellerie Saint Martin. Bottled unfined and unfiltered on August of 2006 ● Released in August 2006

100% of this Columbia Valley is sourced from Boushey Vineyard, close to the town of Grandview in the mid-Yakima Valley, at 900-1200 feet elevation. Syrah grapes are grown on a particular south facing slope called “Grande Côte” characterized by good air drainage and cooler climate compared to other regions. The owner, Dick Boushey, is one of the most reputable grower in Washington state, serving for years as a leader in Washington’s budding wine industry. The long growing season (harvest in October) and the unique soil greatly enhance the wines complexity: blackcurrant, minerality and sustained acidity characterize this wines' s aromatic profile.
Syrah Columbia Valley 2004
100 Cases of 750 ml «