2019 Three Rivers Syrah Les Collines Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley
Our 2019 Les Collines Syrah is rustic and juicy. Dusty boysenberry, fresh leather with hints of violet and lavender delight the senses. This is a full-bodied syrah with cedar and spice nuances expressed throughout the lingering finish.
95% Les Collines Vineyard Syrah, Walla Walla Valley 3% Seven Hills Vineyard Petit Verdot, Walla Walla Valley 2% Seven Hills Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Walla Walla Valley
Walla Walla Valley
15 months in 100% new French oak
January 19, 2021
We had a snowy start to the 2019 growing season and a wet spring without much frost pressure. The weather improved in June and continued with a nice, warm summer. We picked the vineyards for this syrah September 13 – October 3, right around when this short yet impressive harvest came to a close. Higher acidities and lower alcohols are to be expected with our wines for this vintage that are showing tremendous age-ability which is something harder to achieve in a hotter vintage.
Named Les Collines after the French meaning 'the foothills', this vineyard lies at the base of the Blue Mountains in the Walla Walla Valley AVA. LIVE Certified Sustainable and Salmon Safe, Les Collines has made a commitment to be good stewards of the land. Its relatively high elevation (1140’-1370’) results in warmer morning low temperatures, creating one of the longest growing seasons in the Walla Walla Valley. Classified as deep to very deep soils with large water holding capacity and average yearly precipitation of 20 inches, irrigation requirements for Les Collines are minimal, which makes this a special place for growing grapes.