Your Account  |  Log In
Cart 0 items: $0.00

Close

Qty Item Description Price Total
  Subtotal $0.00

View Cart

 
2013 Chasseur Russian River Valley Syrah Image
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Harvest Date
October 13TH
Sugar
24.7 degree brix
Acid
6.1 g/L
pH
3.53
Aging
Thirty-Six months in 60 gallon French oak barrels: 50% new; Tonnellerie Sirugue
Fermentation
100% Malolactic Fermentation
Bottling Date
December 2016
Alcohol %
14.1

2013 Chasseur Russian River Valley Syrah

A serious wine giving up aromas of blueberries and violets as well as hints of assorted meaty nuances, blackberry and currants.

24 In Stock
Add To Cart
$40.00
$28.00
/ 750ml
SKU: SY-13
Add To Cart
$480.00
$336.00
/ Case of 12
 
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Yield 3.9 ton/acre average
Production Notes
100 Cases Produced
Winemaker Notes
Deep black current in both color and flavor introduces this bright Syrah. Amazing complexity due to the three years on barrel. A serious wine giving up aromas of blueberries and violets as well as hints of assorted meaty nuances, blackberry and currants. Blessed with a silky current of black raspberry and cassis flavors that glide along and flow to a full-bodied, seamless wine that has terrific fruit intensity and a blockbuster finish.
Vintage Notes
The 2013 crop was once again another large one. Not quite as large as the previous, due to grower anticipation this year’s vines were in perfect vine vigor/fruit balance. All phases of the growing season were strait forward. Sounds boring but boring winegrowing equates to excellent wine. Even the ripening season was uneventful, other than a little harmless rain in September. Harvests generally in recent years seem to be more compact and this one started the second week of September and lasted just 30 days. A 30 day harvest would normally create overload difficulties in the winery but since Chasseur production has been decreasing significantly every grape received full attention. The resulting wines are stylistically the antithesis of the 2012’s which were tightly wound early on and needed time to open up. The 2013’s are very forward, open, aromatic and ready for drink.