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Waters Syrah Pepper Bridge Vineyard 2008

Waters Syrah Pepper Bridge Vineyard 2008

Sku: 053309

Waters was founded in 2005 by Jason Huntley and winemakers Jamie Brown and Greg Harrington. They released their first wines in 2006 and a year later opened a 5,000 square foot sustainable winery. Their winemaking is influenced by a preference for old world style wines that emphasize the terroir of Walla Walla Valley, where they own several vineyards. Their range of wines includes small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, single vineyard Syrah, Interlude a Bordeaux style blend, Viognier and Rose.

Tasting notes
A nose of creamy dark cherries, baking spices and a hint of toast and coffee. Sweet and tart rhubarb, coupled with dark fruit on the front palate and minerality on the back. The tannins are focused and intense, alongside bold acidity.

 Wine Advocate 90 points (Aug 2011)
The 2008 Pepper Bridge Syrah (100%) was aged in 12% new oak, the rest seasoned oak. Smoked meat, game, pepper, lavender, and blueberry aromas are followed by a finesse-styled Syrah with ample tasty fruit, a bit of structure, and good length. It, too, will drink well through 2020. ”
 Steve Tanzer 88 points (Nov 2010)
Medium ruby-red. Sexy, expressive aromas of dark cherry, gunflint, pepper and iron, complicated by floral and gamey nuances. Sweet but quite firm, with candied berry and cherry flavors firmed by an edge of acidity. Turns slightly tart and a bit unyielding on the finish

Technical notes
Aged in French oak (12% new).

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