Apex Yakima Valley Syrah 1999

Syrah/Shiraz from Yakima Valley, Washington

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Item No. 53575
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Winemaker's Notes

The Wine A deep, impenetratable color in the glass leads to elegant yet generous aromas of ripe fruits, spice and well-integrated sweet oak. A luxuriously textured wine with sumptuous fruit to last. The Grapes Three-quarters (73%) of the wine was from our own Outlook Vineyards which were just coming into full production. The balance of the Syrah was from Solstice Vineyards and 5% Viognier was added for aroma and texture. The Appellation The Yakima Valley, located within the larger Columbia Valley appellation, stretches some 100 miles from the Cascade foothills east along the Yakima River and east to the Columbia. The vineyards are generally located on the hillsides above the valley floor.

Learn About Apex

Washington Hills Cellars is one of Washington's largest and most respected independent wineries. Our three brands, Washington Hills, Bridgman, and Apex cover the spectrum of wines. From the beginning, the concept behind Apex wine has been to produce a limited quantity of reserve wines so special and so outstanding that they represent the ultimate in winemaking, "ne plus ultra."

Learn About Yakima Valley

Washington's first appellation, Yakima Valley has over one third of the state's vineyards. The rolling foothills of the Cascades give the vines a good sun angle, so grapes are well-ripened come harvest time. Merlot dominates the plantings here, creating elegant wines with complex fruit, herbs & structure. Syrah continues to grow in popularity, creating blanced wines with...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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