KAMIAK VINEYARD – Columbia Valley

• COMPOSITION: 100% Syrah
• OAK PROGRAM: 18 months in 35% New French Oak
• pH: 3.59
• TA: 6.4g/L
• ALCOHOL: 13.7%
• PRODUCTION: 1,700 cases
• BOTTLED: February 2015


The 2013 growing season was one of the hottest on records, right in stride with 1998 and 2003. Hot, 90 degree temperatures came on in early spring, prompting an earlier than aver-age bud break. This hot spell was followed up by welcome spring rains that helped establish healthy canopies early in the season with bloom occurring early in June. Intense heat hung around from late June into mid September when a dramatic shift in weather brought us a nice cool, but dry fall allowing for good hang time.

Tasting Notes

Our 2013 Syrah reveals an intense deep purple with hues of garnet at the margins. Dense dark fruit aromas lead to more subtle notes of roasted coffee, forest floor and rose petal. For all the aromas of dark fruit the impression on the palate is plush and velvety with bright flavors of red fruit, fresh sprigs of thyme and oregano, freshly peeled orange and a touch of violets. The finish is long and lingering with a gentleness of fruit that keeps coming through. Enjoy!