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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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2008 La Serenne, Syrah

The Syrah berries for this wine were 15% smaller than in 2007, an early clue that the final wine would be rich and concentrated.  With ten years of data/experience farming these same rows at the Boushey Vineyard we were able to focus in the cellar to optimize color, density and depth from the smaller berries.

And the wine shows it in its black purple color, all the way to the edge, penetrating aroma and depth of favor. And like the previous years, La Serenne shows the same sauvage (wild) character that Syrah from a cooler site can take on: blackberry and black cherry are accented by anise, rocks, spice and leather. It’s dense and yet supple, with the usual La Serenne seamlessness, and has a lift that keeps it bright and sailing through to the finish.

Blending Detail and Aging Profile

Blending Detail:

  • 100% Syrah

Barrel Program:

  • 12 months 100% French Oak barrels
  • 50% new oak
  • 50% one fill (one year neutralized oak)

AVA & Vineyard Detail:

  • 100% Boushey Vineyard (Yakima Valley)