Northstar’s focus on creating world-class Bordeaux-style Merlot-based wines begins in the vineyards where the best classic blending varietals are selected to create Northstar’s Merlots. We are pleased to showcase the unique characteristics of these varietals in extremely limited bottlings each vintage.
The 2013 growing season was warm and consistent throughout, perfect for the vines to ripen. Harvest started early in mid-August and extended into early November as fall brought cooler temperatures. The long, warm 2013 growing season resulted in beautifully ripe and balanced wines.
The 2013 vintage of our limited production 100% Syrah is sourced from Anna Marie Vineyard and Williams Ranch. Anna Marie Vineyard is located at the south end of the Walla Walla Valley. Williams Ranch at the End of the Road is on Red Mountain. These sites provide fruit with intense concentration and fullness.