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Harvest Flights: 2013 Reserve Syrah

  • Patton Vlaley Vineyard 9449 Southwest Old Highway 47 Gaston, OR, 97119 United States (map)

Join us for our Harvest Flights! For select weekends in September & October we will feature a limited production wine, available that weekend only! Remember our purple label Syrah? What about our 2013 Clone 115?  How would you feel about drinking free run juice from our current harvest? Stay tuned for the the full schedule!

Harvest Flights: 2013 Reserve Syrah

The reserve Syrah is a harmonious blend from our two Syrah sites. One of the warmest growing sites in the state, Ciel Du Cheval in the Red Mountain AVA, produces wine with power and big, bold fruit. On the softer side, the wines from Walla Walla and specifically the Les Collines Vineyard, favor wines with elegance, acidity and grace. It took us half a day to realize the perfect blend was 50/50. The blend is simple, but in the words of Tom Robbins: The beauty in simplicity is the complexity it attracts.

This wine is about counterpoints. In the nose there is immediate ripeness with blueberry pie, dried plum and toasted marshmallow, balances with cedar, cinnamon, cardamom and a bouquet of dried flowers. In the mouth this wine opens up across the palate, loaded with more blueberry and blackberry bramble, warm spices, caramelized nuts and the tiniest hint of forest floor must. A pleasingly integrated sweet wood quality creates a backbone that balances the ample acidity and drives the wine through the long enrapturing and intensely structures finish.

Regarding the label, we wanted a unique design for the reserve Syrah that would stand out. We are proud to have had it designed by local Portland artist and club members Dylan Twomey.

Only 6 cases remain of this beautiful wine, make sure to stop by the tasting room to get yours! Not able to make it out? Our featured wine will be available for online purchases that weekend only! Click here to purchase your bottles.

Harvest Flights Schedule

Stay tuned for the complete schedule! Not able to make it to the tasting room? All featured wines will be available for online orders that weekend only. Click here to get your bottles!

August 31st - September 2nd - Pét Nat on Tap

September 14th - 16th - 2013 Clone 115 Pinot Noir

September 29th & 30th - Featuring our guest winery Gusty Farm

October 5th - 7th - 2013 Reserve Syrah (The infamous purple label)

October 19th - 21st - 2008 Lorna-Marie Pinot Noir