2013 Long Shadows Sequel Syrah

Producer: Long Shadows Vintners
Country/Region: United States - Washington - Columbia Valley

After 16 years as winemaker for Australia's iconic Penfolds Grange, John Duval came to the Columbia Valley in 2003 as the "sequel" to his life's work with Syrah.

Tasting Notes: The 2013 Sequel is a classic Washington Syrah, dark garnet in color with lively, colorful aromas and expressive tapenade, cassis and cinnamon flavors that dance gracefully across the palate. Rich and supple in texture, this is a layered, complex wine with a concentrated finish that lasts.

Vintage: The 2013 growing season started with an early bud break followed by consistent dry, warm weather that lasted until rainfall moved across the Columbia Valley in mid-June. The precipitation allowed the vines to establish a solid canopy that proved useful when temperatures reached 100 degrees immediately following the rains. With a protective exterior canopy, we were able to open the interior canopy to allow uniform ripening in the fruit zone, and as temperatures cooled in September, the extended hang time allowed grape flavors to fully mature.

2013 Long Shadows Sequel Syrah

Vintage: 2013
Grape Varietals: 92% Syrah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV: 14.8%
Aging: 18 months in 65% new French oak barrels.
Serving Temp: 60-65°F
Closure: Cork
Production: 1,581 cases

Wine Making Notes:

Winemaking: Hand-harvested grapes underwent a variety of fermentation techniques to produce a wide spectrum of flavors, including an Australian technique known as “rack and return” that requires draining the tank twice daily and gently putting the juice back over the top of the skins to extract color and optimal richness. Some lots underwent whole-cluster fermentation to enhance richness and dimension on the palate; a few lots were fermented with a submerged cap to enhance structure and mouth-feel. Aged 18 months in all French oak barrels, 65% new.

Vineyards: Two of the Columbia Valley’s best Syrah vineyards are the predominate source of this delicious blend. Bacchus Vineyard Syrah, grown on a south-facing block planted in 1993, gives Sequel its dark color, concentration and viscous mouth feel. Yakima Valley’s Boushey Vineyard Syrah adds bright fruit and an elegant character to the wine, and a small percentage of Dionysus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon enhances the wine’s complexity and structure.

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
W0EE864051SYM 750ml 6 Glass 7 84585 01073 8 1 07 84585 01073 5 $69.00