Syrah SRV 2014
A rich, medium-bodied velvety Syrah with excellent integration of acids, tannins, and fruit. Roasted meats, cassis, earth notes from the vineyard, and black fruits and black cherry are unmissable. The white-pepper trademark of Syrah is on full display from this well-developed vineyard. "Quite dark and smoky, this fruity Syrah combines blueberry, blackberry and cassis flavors in a deep mix. Earthy tannins are well-managed and provide a proper underpinning." - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast
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WINERY SPEC SHEET (pdf download): 3 Horse Ranch Vineyards
COMPOSITION: 100% Syrah. 14.3% ABV.
AGING: This wine gains complexity and pays dividends from cellaring. Drinks well 2017-2020.
VINTAGE 2014: The Snake River Valley harvest was as close to ideal as it gets. The region enjoyed a nice warm summer with perfect diurnal swings (or night time cooling off temperatures) that allowed for picture perfect ripening conditions for whites and reds. An unusually long growing season started in the early Spring and extended into late Fall. Harvest began in mid-September for whites and ran through the very end of October for red varietals.
VINEYARDS: Snake River Valley Idaho
WINEMAKING: Greg Koenig, Consulting Winemaker. Fruit parcels from our Rhone varietal vineyards were vinified separately. After maceration and fermentation on skins, malolactic fermentation occurred during barrel maturation in a mix of new and old barriques - French, American and Hungarian in origin - for a period of 20 months. Bottled: Summer 2016.
CELLARS: Vinted, Cellared and Bottled in Koenig Winery, Caldwell Idaho (Snake River Valley)
CLOSURE: Traditional Cork
MARKETS: Winery Tasting Room. Wine Club Members across the USA. Fine Dining + Premier Retail Distribution to Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Alaska and Wyoming.