Sequel (Long Shadows) Syrah 2013 (Columbia Valley, Washington) - [RP 91-93]

Sequel
(Long Shadows) Syrah 2013
(Columbia Valley, Washington) - [RP 91-93]


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Notes from the Winemaker:

The 2013 Sequel is a classic Washington Syrah, dark garnet in color with lively, colorful aromas and expressive tapenade, cassis and cinnamon flavors that dance gracefully across the palate. Rich and supple in texture, this is a layered, complex wine with a concentrated finish that lasts.

Winemaking

Syrah’s delicate skin requires gentle handling during fermentation to extract richness from the grapes without imparting bitter tannins. At John Duval’s direction, the 2013 Sequel underwent a variety of gentle fermentation techniques to produce a wide spectrum of flavors, including an Australian technique known as “rack and return” that requires draining the tank twice daily and gently putting the juice back over the top of the skins; whole-cluster fermentation to enhance richness and dimension on the palate; and submerged cap fermentation to enhance structure and mouth-feel. Aged 18 months in all French oak, 60% new.

Technical Information


Alcohol: 14.8%
pH: 3.88
TA: 0.46 grams / 100ml
Blend: 92% Syrah; 8% Cabernet Sauvignon
Release Date: Summer 2015
Production: 1,663 cases

Ratings & Reviews


91-93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The only 2013 not yet in bottle, the 2013 Syrah Sequel (there’s 8% Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend) gives up a big, rich, decadent style as well as lots of ripe black fruits, caramelized meats, licorice and wood-smoke like aromas and flavors. In a vintage that too often comes up short on texture and richness, this beauty delivers in spades. It should drink nicely right out of the gate." - Jeb Dunnuck (Jun 2016)