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Pursued by Bear Baby Bear Syrah 2017

America, Washington

A deep, intensely colored wine, with juicy boysenberry, fresh blueberry, wild raspberry and a ribbon of dark cocoa flavors complemented by delicate hints of olive tapenade and freshly cracked black pepper. Breathe in the aromas and sip to savor each of these flavors as they gain focus on the palate. Beautifully textured, with refined tannins and vibrant acidity reflective of the vintage, the finish is long and generous.


Handpicked grapes were de-stemmed and then traveled through an optical sorter to ensure only the finest fruit was moved to stainless steel tanks for primary fermentation. The wine was then transferred to new, Taransaud puncheons (600L) and allowed to mature slowly and integrate the fruit and oak fully, further developing the wine’s refined, complex flavors and lush mouthfeel.

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Winery Pursued by Bear
Vintage 2017
Color Red
Varietal(s) 100% Syrah
¥8,580  (incl. tax)

A deep, intensely colored wine, with juicy boysenberry, fresh blueberry, wild raspberry and a ribbon of dark cocoa flavors complemented by delicate hints of olive tapenade and freshly cracked black pepper. Breathe in the aromas and sip to savor each of these flavors as they gain focus on the palate. Beautifully textured, with refined tannins and vibrant acidity reflective of the vintage, the finish is long and generous.


Handpicked grapes were de-stemmed and then traveled through an optical sorter to ensure only the finest fruit was moved to stainless steel tanks for primary fermentation. The wine was then transferred to new, Taransaud puncheons (600L) and allowed to mature slowly and integrate the fruit and oak fully, further developing the wine’s refined, complex flavors and lush mouthfeel.

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Valley
Winery Pursued by Bear
Vintage 2017
Color Red
Varietal(s) 100% Syrah
Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.2%
Product Code 1114117
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.