Columbia Valley Syrah 2007
Gold Medal Winner at San Francisco Chronicle
Wine Competition 2012
Boushey Vineyard, Yakima Valley
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Yield: 2 tons per acre average
Vine age: 12 years average, irrigated
114 cases of 750 ml
Harvest date: October 7th, 2007
Harvest Brix: 25.5 average
Hand harvested grapes — 100 % destemmed. Fermented in small open top stainless steel fermenters and T-Bins. Cap manually punched down two to three times a day during fermentation. 3 days cold soak and 9 days total cuvaison average. Aged an average of 32 months in 60% new French and Hungarian oak barrels from Tonnellerie Rousseau and Balazs. Bottled unfined and filtered 1n August of 2010. Released in November of 2011.
WINEMAKERS TASTING NOTES AND COMMENTSThis complex yet elegant Syrah comes from the renowned Boushey Vineyard in the cool upper Yakima Valley (900-1200 feet) of Eastern Washington State. The owner, Dick Boushey, is one of the most reputable growers in Washington State, serving for years as a leader in Washington's wine industry.
It is a richly flavored wine with dark, even black plum and berry fruit, with hints of sweet incense, dried tobacco, and clean, loamy earth. The finish is long, with sweet milk chocolate, and its elegant tannin and acid structure promises a long window of enjoyment.