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Syncline Winery Gamay Noir 2019

America, Washington
Syncline Winery Gamay Noir

This vintage from our Estate Vineyard planting is genuinely inspiring. Vivid with an aromatically dynamic character, beguiling aromas of desert parsley and hyssop reflect the surrounding native plants. The wine is balanced on a lively palate of fruits ranging from pomegranate to wild red currant and grilled ripe peaches. Fermentation with stems contributes to ripe tannins and white pepper characteristics. Light and energetic, yet intense and packed with vitality, the lingering finish and purity of expression will entice you to reach for more.

All fruit was hand-picked, with 100% whole cluster fermentation in a French concrete cube tank.
Fermentation was with native yeast, no fining, and a blend of pump-overs and pigeage pied.
Free Run juice was kept separate for elevage in a French concrete cube.
 

 

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Gorge
Winery Syncline Winery
Vintage 2019
Color Red
Varietal(s) 100% Gamay Noir  
¥6,710  (incl. tax)

This vintage from our Estate Vineyard planting is genuinely inspiring. Vivid with an aromatically dynamic character, beguiling aromas of desert parsley and hyssop reflect the surrounding native plants. The wine is balanced on a lively palate of fruits ranging from pomegranate to wild red currant and grilled ripe peaches. Fermentation with stems contributes to ripe tannins and white pepper characteristics. Light and energetic, yet intense and packed with vitality, the lingering finish and purity of expression will entice you to reach for more.

All fruit was hand-picked, with 100% whole cluster fermentation in a French concrete cube tank.
Fermentation was with native yeast, no fining, and a blend of pump-overs and pigeage pied.
Free Run juice was kept separate for elevage in a French concrete cube.
 

 

Country America
Region Washington
Appellation Columbia Gorge
Winery Syncline Winery
Vintage 2019
Color Red
Varietal(s) 100% Gamay Noir  
Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.7%
Product Code 1239419
UPC NONE/なし
Winery

Winery Description

syn-cline (‘sin-klin): A trough of stratified rock in which the beds dip toward each other from either side.
Directly west of the vineyard and winery is a series of sheer, nearly 100 meter cliffs that rise up into the surrounding mountains straight out of the Columbia River. Locally known as the ‘Coyote Wall Syncline’, this dramatic geological feature gives the winery its name.  It is at this precise point that the rainy western region of the Columbia Gorge transitions into a semi-arid environment.
Syncline is a small family winery in the Columbia Gorge of Washington state.  Owners and vintners Poppie and James Mantone met during the harvest of 1997 while working crush together.  They fell madly in love, married and soon began plans for a winery of their own.  They relocated their home to the Columbia Gorge and produced their first vintage in 1999.  Their passion for Rhone wines and their vision of the potential of Rhone varieties in select areas of Washington State led them to bottling Syrah and Grenache, while also beginning to plant Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Counoise and Carignan.