After a model growing season in 2012, many agree that the 2013 season took it to yet another level. A warm summer was met with an unusually cool September, slowing the ripening process and allowing the fruit to sit on the vine longer than normal. The result? Ripe fruit with heightened levels of complexity, flavor and balance.
Proper's 2013 offering retains many of the personality traits of previous vintages, with some nuances reflecting maturing vines and a distinctive growing season. A familiar bouquet offers up savory aromas of cocoa, olive brine and blue fruit. The mouth feel is lush and balanced, with a bright mid palate presenting smoked meat, huckleberry, black cherry and spice. Finally, an unrelenting finish serves as a lingering reminder of what makes every sip of Rocks District Syrah such a special experience.
576 cases produced
93 Points :: Wine Spectator
93 Points :: Wine Advocate
92 Points :: Wine Enthusiast
91 Points :: Stephen Tanzer
"10 Top Washington Syrahs" :: New York Times
"Top 100 Washington Wines" :: Seattle Met
"10 To Watch In Washington" :: Wine Spectator
"Editors Personal Favorites" :: Wine Spectator