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2016 Syrah Coyote Canyon Vineyard

Horse Heaven Hills

Columbia Crest Reserve Syrah Coyote Canyon Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills
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92 points

Jul 05, 2019

 

Columbia Crest Reserve Syrah Coyote Canyon Vineyard Horse Heaven Hills

This Syrah is like a fathomless black hole of condensed fruit and smoky spices densely rich with aromas of smoked blackberries and blueberries hinting of BBQ. Resilient tannins give it a girth that holds up to its weight and unctuous character.

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Blend: 95% Syrah, 5% Viognier
Total Acidity 0.59 g/100 mL
pH: 3.79
Alcohol Content: 15.5%
Barrel Aging: 18 months
Fermentaion: Stainless steel and concrete tanks

The early dry and warm spring, combined with cooler temperatures in August and September, slowed down ripening and resulted in the longest harvest on record in Washington State (August 15-November 15).

Overall, 2016 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing wines with nicely resolved tannins and maturity.

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