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Animale 2008 Syrah Label

2008 Syrah

AVA: Yakima Valley

Blend: 100% Syrah

Vineyard: Crawford, Prosser

Alcohol: 15.6%

Production: 38 cases

Harvest Date: 11/18/2008

Brix at Harvest: 28.0


  • 25% new French oak, 10 months;
  • 50% neutral French oak, 10 months;
  • 25% stainless steel

Tasting Notes:

Brilliant, deep purple-black color; aromas of blackcurrant, blueberry, blackberry, with hints of vanilla, cinnamon, field flowers and Linzer torte. Very full-bodied, intense and concentrated, with flavors of cherries, chocolate, black raspberry and orange peel, and an elusive note of tropical fruit. Balanced acidity, sweetness, and soft tannins.

Winemaker Comments:

The latest-ever harvest date for ANIMALE, the cool-climate, long-hang time Crawford/Prosser growing site provided, even in the cool 2008 vintage, the usual massive Syrah for which ANIMALE has come to be known.