CURRENT WINE CLUB RELEASE
SPRING SYRAH RELEASE 2023
This cool-climate French Syrah offers nuances of dark fruit, savory depth, and cocoa. The palate is rich and dark with juicy red fruits and a lively, long finish. This wine is the epitome of balance, with nicely integrate fruit, oak and alcohol. Structured to last, this wine will cellar well into to the 2030’s.
Generally south-facing, this vineyard is located 10 miles west of Red Mountain in the Yakima Valley AVA. The Boushey Vineyard sits atop fractured basalt and soil consisting of silt loam, windblown loess, and deposits from the Missoula floods. The elevation at the highest point of the Boushey Vineyard is at 1,400 feet and combined with layered soils and mild temperatures that allow for longer hang time, the resulting fruit presents amazing phenolic ripeness. Wines made from these grapes are well-balanced with lower alcohol and better acidity, and offer an unblemished expression of the varietal fruit.
Vineyard owner Dick Boushey is widely lauded as one of Washington State’s top growers. The Boushey Vineyard has long been recognized as a top-spot for Syrah in Washington, and we are thrilled to have it be part of our Anvil by Forgeron program of limited production, single vineyard wines.
Boushey is one of Washington State’s most famous vineyards for a good reason, Luanne and Dick have mastered the farming of their world-class site resulting in tremendous fruit, each and every year. We have worked with the Boushey’s since and consider ourselves fortunate to get the lots that we do. As they say, you cannot make great wine without great grapes, and Boushey always provides us with fantastic fruit.