Horse Heaven Hills
2007 was a warm, dry vintage in Washington. Plenty of summer heat produced grapes with wonderful intensity, deep, dark color and great balance.
The 2007 Syrah is big and spicy with expressive aromas of bacon, chocolate and blueberries followed by silky tannins on a mouthful of plums, blueberries and blackberries finishing with that trademark mocha.
Once again, we co-fermented the Syrah with 8% Viognier in a classic Côte Rôtie style. The grapes were sourced from McKinley Springs vineyard in Horse Heaven Hills. It was aged in 100% on vintage old French oak for 17 months. We produced only 150 cases. The ideal consumption is 3 to 7 years from release date, but this wine will develop for another 10 years. The alcohol by volume is 13.5%. It was bottled April 2009.
91 Paul Gregutt Wine Enthusiast A beautiful Syrah, sappy, bold and precise, that needs some airing/decanting to fully open. Bright berry fruit is cut with a broad swath of coffee, black olive and a trace of mint. Smooth and satiny right through a very satisfying, lengthy finish, that adds vanilla and dried herb.