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2012 Syrah, Gunkel

2012 Syrah, Gunkel
Double Gold, 2015 Seattle Wine Awards

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SKU: 12SYGV
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Columbia Valley
Acid
5.59 g/L
pH
3.98
Aging
Co-fermented and aged 16 months in 40% new French Oak
Residual Sugar
0.02%
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Bold fruit flavors dominate with aromas of dark cherry and hints of leather. Balanced and approachable, this Syrah is a showcase to the quality of fruit from Gunkel Vineyard.
Awards
Double Gold, 2015 Seattle Wine Awards
Vineyard Notes
Sourced from the award-winning Gunkel Vineyard (Estate) in Washington State’s Columbia Valley AVA.
Winemaker Notes
Throughout harvest, Winemaker Richard Batchelor worked closely with the grower and visited the vineyard to taste for maturity and ripeness to determine the precise moment to pick the fruit. Grapes were hand-harvested during the cool hours of the morning to preserve bright fruit notes. The Syrah and Viognier from our Estate Vineyard were co-fermented. The wine underwent a five day pre-fermentation cold soak before the tank was allowed to go through a native fermentation to dryness in about 21 days. Only the free run juice was collected and no press fraction was used in the making of this wine. This co-fermentation was performed to soften the tannins of the Syrah, enhance color and to impart the Viognier’s floral characteristics into the wine. The wine was barrel aged 16 months as a single wine in new French oak. For the first year this wine was stirred in barrel on its lees and racked when necessary to soften the tannins. After the first 12 months, the wine was racked off the lees for clarity before bottling.
Production
Cases Produced: 164