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Pursued by Bear Baby Bear Syrah 2016

America, Washington
Pursued by Bear Baby Bear Syrah

Our 2016 Baby Bear Syrah is brimming with the wine’s signature wild blackberry, dusty plum and shaved dark chocolate aromas and flavors that complement classic olive tapenade, bacon fat and a subtle hint of ground black pepper. Purposefully aged 32 months in large format (600L) Taransaud barrels to soften and integrate the wine, Baby Bear Syrah delivers fine, velvety tannins and vibrant acidity for a complex, layered wine, equally suited to cellaring as it is to enjoying on release.
Hand picked grapes were de-stemmed, carefully sorted to ensure optimal berry selection, and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Regular punch-downs helped to achieve full extraction. After primary fermentation, the wine was moved to oversized Taransaud puncheons (two-thirds new, one-third neutral French oak) to mature slowly and fully integrate the fruit and oak for refined, complex flavors.

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Winery Pursued By Bear
Vintage 2016
Color Red
Varietal(s) 100% Syrah
¥8,580  (incl. tax)

Our 2016 Baby Bear Syrah is brimming with the wine’s signature wild blackberry, dusty plum and shaved dark chocolate aromas and flavors that complement classic olive tapenade, bacon fat and a subtle hint of ground black pepper. Purposefully aged 32 months in large format (600L) Taransaud barrels to soften and integrate the wine, Baby Bear Syrah delivers fine, velvety tannins and vibrant acidity for a complex, layered wine, equally suited to cellaring as it is to enjoying on release.
Hand picked grapes were de-stemmed, carefully sorted to ensure optimal berry selection, and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Regular punch-downs helped to achieve full extraction. After primary fermentation, the wine was moved to oversized Taransaud puncheons (two-thirds new, one-third neutral French oak) to mature slowly and fully integrate the fruit and oak for refined, complex flavors.

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Winery Pursued By Bear
Vintage 2016
Color Red
Varietal(s) 100% Syrah
Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.8%
Product Code 1114116
UPC None/なし
Winery

Winery Description

Actor Kyle Maclachlan (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, The Doors, and many other films) is a native of Washington State's Columbia Valley winegrowing region.  Washington State wine has brought Kyle back home to the Pacific Northwest to craft small lots of limited production red wines and a rosé that speak to the promise of this special terroir.  Not with nostalgia, but with a new story to tell… a story of uncompromising quality and unlimited possibility.

Kyle felt connected to nature from his earliest memories, growing up among his father’s expansive gardens and the gnarled old fruit trees of Yakima, Washington.  His interest in wine began in the mid-1980's after moving to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.   Frequently returning to Yakima to visit his father and his home, he began to explore the burgeoning Washington wine scene.  Later, inspired by friends in Napa Valley, the notion of making his own Washington wine took hold.  Kyle set out to create Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah that expressed the local terroir - an alluring mix of Old World elegance and New World grandeur.  It wasn't long before a chance meeting with Walla Walla winemaker Eric Dunham led to a simple handshake that launched Pursued by Bear in 2005.  In 2008, Eric passed the winemaking baton to veteran winemaker Daniel Wampfler, who continues to craft Pursued by Bear wines with the same passion and care that Eric inspired.