2013 Syrah Estate
Lifted notes of violet and lavender combine with dark fruit aromas of blueberry, mulberry, black pepper and clove. The wine is firm and focused on the palate with flavors of fresh plumb, black licorice, and charcuterie. Silky, fine-grained tannins slowly expand across the palate, steadily building in intensity without ever overshadowing the purity of the fruit. A classic example of cool-climate Syrah.
Tranche’s Syrah is a blend of the most exceptional blocks within our Blue Mountain Estate Vineyard. The 2013 growing season produced intensely fragrant wines with deep color and a purity of bright fruit flavors. Individual blocks were harvested in mid-October and hand-sorted into small concrete fermenters. A portion of the ferments received a small inclusion of stems, while others were co-fermented with Viognier. Once dry, the wines were pressed and filled into new and used French oak puncheons. After 22 months in barrel, the wines were racked, blended and bottled, and received a further 24 months of maturation prior to release.
Appellation: Blue Mountain Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley
Production: 533 cases
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2016 Pink Pape Estate – SOLD OUT
2014 Pape Blanc Estate
2013 Slice of Pape Estate
2015 Pinot Gris – SOLD OUT
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
2013 Cabernet Franc Estate
2013 Syrah Estate
2014 Chardonnay Estate
Our complete lineup of Tranche wines is sliced into two different series: our ‘Rhone Series’ and our ‘Single Varietal Series’.
Grapes native to France’s Rhône Valley are the focus of our ‘Slice of Pape’ program – our homage particularly to the blended wines of the Southern Rhône. Slice of Pape, Pape Blanc, and Pink Pape (our dry rosé) are crafted from the best of these traditional varietals. Separately and together, they offer you a New World expression of these classic Old World wines.
Single Varietal Series
And finally, the cornerstones of our portfolio, we produce limited quantities of varietal wines, each focusing on a single grape. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah express the terroir of our Blue Mountain Vineyard in Walla Walla. The Chardonnay comes from our Celilo Vineyard in the Columbia Gorge AVA, renown for growing the finest Chardonnay in Washington State. In these wines you can taste the grape’s unique character – its aromas, flavors, texture and detail.