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Animale 2012 Syrah Label

2012 Syrah

AVA: Yakima Valley

Blend: 95% Syrah, 5% Petite Sirah

Vineyard: Crawford Vineyard, Prosser (Syrah)

Harvest Dates: 10/25/2012

Brix at Harvest: 24.8


  • 100% neutral French oak, 9 months

Alcohol: 13.9%

Production: 24 cases


  • Wines Northwest (Chuck Hill), May 21, 2015 - Featured Wine of the Week - Red Rhone Varietals (Part 3)
  • " Animale 2012 Syrah - Yakima Valley AVA - At Matt Gubitosa's micro winery in Seattle, the wines are created in small lots allowing Matt to select grapes from family-farmed vineyards in the Yakima, Columbia and Willamette Valleys. His wines are never fined or filtered, nor subjected to other industrial processes. Animale Syrah from the 2012 vintage is a youngish brute showing ripe dark fruits and a core minerality that reveals notes of dried herbs, tobacco, and occasional wafts of floral perfume. Pair with intense foods with hearty sauces - meats from the grill work well."

Label Design: Curt Collinsworth, San Francisco, CA

Status: SOLD OUT at the winery, but available from highly select retailers. Contact ANIMALE for advice on where to obtain this wine.

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