Syrah
FORGERON CELLARS

2018 Syrah

YAKIMA VALLEY

Our first-ever Syrah/Viognier co-ferment is sourced 100% from the famed Boushey Vineyard, located in the Yakima Valley AVA. This classic “Côte-Rôtie” style is electric in color and style. Its eye catching luminescent purple hue hints at the heightened floral aromatics that exude from the glass. What follows is over-the-top big dark fruits, with plummy textures, guava, and cigar box. Big tannins pronounce the long finish that features a stunning integration of oak and fruit.

$45 ($36)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.9 % by volume
  • Aged 12 months barrel aged
  • pH 3.87
  • TA 4.9
  • Barrel Program 27% New French Oak 73% Neutral French Oak
  • Harvested Date September 2018
  • Production 364 cases

In the vineyard

Generally south-facing, this vineyard is located 10 miles west of Red Mountain in the Yakima Valley AVA. The Boushey Vineyard sits atop fractured basalt and soil consisting of silt loam, windblown loess, and deposits from the Missoula floods. The elevation at the highest point of the Boushey Vineyard is at 1,400 feet and combined with layered soils and mild temperatures that allow for longer hang time, the resulting fruit presents amazing phenolic ripeness. Wines made from these grapes are well-balanced with lower alcohol and better acidity, and offer an unblemished expression of the varietal fruit. 

Appellation Yakima Valley

In the cellar

The summer of 2018 was one of the hottest years on record throughout the eastern side of Washington. We experienced several weeks of 95-degree and higher temperatures; at long last, a cooling trend arrived in August. The stretch of hot weather allowed an extended hang-time, resulting in appealing, complex flavor. This vintage turned out to be truly remarkable, producing lots with bright, fresh notes and seemingly innate balance.

In the glass

Eye catching luminescent purple hints at the heightened floral aromatics.

 

 Heightened floral aromatics that exude from the glass.

Over-the-top big dark fruits, with plummy textures, guava and cigar box. Big tannins pronounce the long finish that features stunning integration of oak and fruit.

 

Braised Beef with a rich, cherry-balsamic sauce.

Vintage

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