In Washington State, Syrah consistently ripens fully, with deep flavors of herbs, white pepper, berries and black fruits. Syrah is a relatively new grape variety for eastern Washington and thrives in the summer heat and ripens fully by mid-October taking full advantage of Indian summer days and cool nights.
In order to get the highest quality of fruit, we thin the crop aggressively and let it hang on the vine until the grapes begin to shrivel and the juice of a crushed berry appears slightly pink.
Washington State’s Syrah offers an intense, saturated color whose fruit expression can range from delicate florals to white pepper to jammy blackberry. It is never too vegetative or too tannic. Covey takes those attributes and stands back and lets the magic happen.
|Try pairing our Columbia Valley Reserve Syrah with spicy fare such as Hungarian Sausage or Cajun dishes, as well as traditional meat entrees like Lamb Chops with Mustard, Black Pepper-Crusted Rib Roast.
|Covey Run has been crafting award-winning wines from prized vineyards in the renowned Columbia and Yakima Valley appellations of Eastern Washington State since 1982.
Sheltered from storms by the ”rainshadow” effect caused by the majestic Cascade Mountain Range, conditions in these high desert regions are ideal for cultivating world-class wine grapes.
Warm, sunny days and extended sunlight hours (due to Washington’s northern latitude) develop intense flavors in our classic European grape varieties, while cool nights ensure they retain high levels of acidity.