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2013 Syrah Coyote Canyon Vineyard

Horse Heaven Hills

Columbia Crest Reserve Syrah Coyote Canyon Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills
The Wine Advocate

90 points

Jun 30, 2016


Wine Spectator

90 points

Sep 01, 2016


Columbia Crest Reserve Syrah Coyote Canyon Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills

This Rhone style Syrah delivers rich aromatics of huckleberry, lavender and smoke that capture the essence of Syrah from this region. Replete flavors of supple blueberry and plum lead to a distinctive blueberry finish and refined, ripe tannins.

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Blend: 100% Syrah
Total Acidity 0.51 g/100 mL
pH: 4.02
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Barrel Aging: Aged in neutral barrels for 19 months

After a “classic” Washington vintage in 2012, the summer of 2013 was one of the warmest in the past decade with favorable temperature conditions extending into fall.

Accelerated ripening due to the warm season was slowed by cooler temperatures and light rain events in September. This aided in hang time development resulting in stellar fruit characters and flavors.

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