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Snoqualmie SyrahSnoqualmie Syrah
gz1553315$11.47
Size: 750ml.
Producer: Snoqualmie


VINEYARDS Syrah from 3-5 year old vines were blended for this wine Syrah plantings have increased dramatically in Washington state as the varietal thrives in the region’s unique growing conditions Long, warm growing season, resulting in ideal ripeness and complexity Grapes are grown on the Wahluke Slope, one of the warmest areas in the state Vineyards receive only 6-8 inches of rainfall annually Drip irrigation is used, allowing precise control of growth patterns, forcing the vine’s energy into fruit production

VINIFICATION After crushing, grapes were fermented on the skins Twice-daily gentle pumpovers to extract color, lush flavors and tannins After 5 days, free run juice placed in small stainless steel fermenters 10 months barrel aging in French oak (67%) and American oak (33%), 7% new Gravity racking every three months to naturally filter the wine Represents Snoqualmie’s fourth vintage of Syrah

WINEMAKER’S NOTES “A yummy mouthful of ripe black fruit such as blackberry and blueberry, with soft mocha overtones. These flavors are elegantly balanced with the wine’s crisp acidity and its lush, supple tannins. Has a beautiful long finish that shows off a hint of sweet oak.”