Tranche Cellars

“It’s about being true and authentic to the classic styles of wines in the world.

Throughout our Estate Vineyards, we cultivate a diverse collection of some of the world’s most interesting grape varietals.”

Lauri Corliss

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.


Winemaker Notes

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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