2010 Princess Syrah Walla Walla

2010 Princess Syrah Walla Walla
2010 Princess Syrah Walla Walla

This Syrah is as unique as the terroir from where the fruit was grown.  We only make 6 barrels of the Princess Syrah utilizing the best fruit from the beautiful Francisca's Vineyard.

92 Wine Advocate/ Double Gold

Tasting notes

If we could bottle this as air freshener we would!  The color is lush & inky.  Pull the cork and the aromatics transports
you to the vineyard- then takes you back to that warm cozy feeling from your childhood, when you got off the bus, walked in the door and your mom was baking homemade blueberry pie!  The palate is velvety with dark ripe fruits, earth, spice box, anise, ripe firm tannins and minerality. The finish is long and full of sweet dark fruits, spice box and a touch of vanilla.
 

Production notes

As always at Francisca’s Vineyard the ability to hang the fruit until the end of the season makes for highly concentrated flavors and ripe tannins! The grapes are gently popped open for extraction purposes, cold soaked and fermented at lower temperatures to retain the essence of the vineyard. The wine is post-macerated on the skins until the extraction is complete and then gently bled off to barrels for malolactic fermentation.
100% free-run juice; unfined and unfiltered.

8 barrels made

Other notes

Our favorite foods with this wine are: A juicy, grilled steak or any lamb dish will be heavenly.  Hearty foods for this wine will be the best pairing.

Vintage2010
VarietalSyrah
Varietal Composition100% Syrah
AppellationWalla Walla Valley
Vineyard100% Francisca’s Vineyard Walla Walla
Aging15 months 60% new oak; 100% French
Alcohol14.60%
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date03/24/2010

Double Gold- Wine Press Northwest Awards Dec 2013

92—Wine Advocate / June 2013

Inky purple in color and gorgeous on the nose, with notions of black fruits, crushed flowers, charred meats, chocolate and vanilla, the 2010 Syrah Princess is full-bodied, decadently textured and seriously concentrated, with layers of fruit and polished tannin emerging on the finish. Hedonistically slanted and very well done, it will deliver the goods for upwards of a decade. Drink now-2020

Double Gold—Seattle Wine Awards / 2013

100% Francisca’s Vineyard Walla Walla

Dave Harvey:

Dave Harvey joins Bergevin Lane with over 23 years of winemaking experience in Washington State working for notable wineries such as Townshend Cellars, Gordon Brothers and Terra Blanca.

“We asked Dave to join our team because of his seasoned experience with Washington vineyards and winemakin. He makes stylish and well-balanced wines -plus he’s a super nice guy,” says Amber Lane.

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