Bergevin Lane Barrel Select Syrah 2006
Syrah/Shiraz from Columbia Valley, Washington
Taking no prisoners, this is our highest end, 100% Syrah. Intensely concentrated, complex and rich, it exhibits notes of dark fruits, smoky earth, game, and spice with subtle minty notes. A fresh and very focused mid-palate has a perfumy twist of lavender and violets. The finish is long, tight and balanced building with every minute of oxygen in the glass. A true Washington terroir driven Syrah with substantial aging potential. Unfined & Unfiltered! Hail Washington Syrah!
The Wine Advocate - "The 2006 Syrah Barrel Select (100% Syrah) is a selection of the best barrels in the cellar with the wine aged for 20 months in new French oak prior to bottling without fining or filtration. The nose reveals toasty oak, earth notes, smoke, lavender, bacon, and blueberry. Plush, bordering on voluptuous on the palate, it has superior depth of flavor, loads of spicy dark fruit, excellent balance, and 5-7 years of aging potential. It should be at its best from 2015 to 2026."
Bergevin Lane Winery
We created Bergevin Lane Vineyards because of our passion for wine and the camaraderie we share with fellow wine enthusiasts. Winemaker Virginie Bourgue continues to dazzle palates with intense, fruit-forward wines. We are dedicated to the art of producing and enjoying great wines. We produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Viognier, Semillon, and a red varietal blend called Calico Red. Come visit us to experience our latest releases. View all Bergevin Lane Wines
About Columbia ValleyView a map of Columbia Valley wineries
Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which helps the vines survive the harsh winters.
Notable FactsMerlot is the most popular and most planted grape of the area, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Syrah and Riesling are also popular and continue to grow in acreage.
About WashingtonRelated Links:Now the number two producer in the United States, Washington State has also grown in quality.
So how does a state known for rain and coffee produce high quality wines? They plant their grapes on the east side of the Cascade mountains, away from that ever-present rain cloud that sits along the coast. Perhaps wine grapes do well since the sandy loam soils east of the Cascade range give way to an almost desert-like land, saved from drought only by the helpful rivers that run through the area – and the good irrigation systems.
Thinking that the state would do best with typical northern growing grapes like Riesling and Gewurtztraminer, turns out the apple state is well-suited for reds, namely Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and, more recently, Syrah. Of course, whites have not been forgotten - Washington State Rieslings range from bone-dry to sweet, are well-structured and high quality, and Chardonnay dominates most of the other white plantings, making a range of wines. But the reds of the region, Merlot in particular, have made Washington State a quality force to be reckoned with.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.