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Library Vintages

A blend of the best elements of the new and the old worlds; wines of dimension and pleasure, wines that allow the character of Washington to shine through.

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2006  La Côte Rousse, Syrah

While made from a single variety, Syrah La Côte Rousse represents the “yang” to La Serenne’s “yin”. It’s made from four different clones from two different vineyards, Ciel du Cheval and Scott Williams. This mix of sites and clones endows it with a layered complexity and extraordinary dimension. Yet it’s the overall appellation that ultimately drives this wine: exclusively from Red Mountain fruit, La Côte Rousse reflects the power and muscle of this warmer site. Black red in the glass, and deeply scented with black fruits, spice, black pepper, minerals and smoked meats, it presents a full spectrum of aromatic and palate impressions. While more powerful, this is the most integrated vintage yet of La Côte Rousse, with a juicy sweetness and suppleness.

Blending Detail and Aging Profile

Blending Detail:

  • 100% Syrah

 

AVA & Vineyard Detail:

Red Mountain

  • ​Ciel du Cheval Vineyard
  • Kiona Vineyard

 

Acclaim

From Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 30, 2008:
"... bacon, sausage, spice box, smoke, pepper, and tar reminiscent of a Guigal La Landonne. Dense, layered, and opulent..."  95 points