Three of Cups “L’ Astre” Syrah
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This Syrah is sourced from two different vineyard sites, Le Collines Vineyard (WA) and Riviere Galets Vineyard (OR) which are located in the Walla Walla Valley AVA.
- “L’Astre means “The Star” and is that point in the sky where Lisa and I had been looking to find our Syrah.”
- Rhone wines are the backbone of Three of Cups single varietals and red blends showcasing what WA State has to offer for these beautiful varietals.
Varietal Composition: 100% Syrah
Elaboration: Tradition vinification. Fermentation in stainless steel, temperature controlled vats. Aged in French Oak, 35% of which are new.
Tasting Notes: A blackberry bomb, milk chocolate, a bit of pink peppercorn, and that special Walla Walla flavor profile.
2017 – “Double Gold” Seattle Wine Awards
Founded in 2013 by two friends (Lisa & Mike), Three of Cups is a winery based in the Artisan Hill area of Woodinville, Washington, producing limited quantities of premium wines. Lisa and Mike share a passion for wine and food and wanted to expand that beyond their friends and family.
Their fruit is sourced from vineyards throughout Washington and Oregon; predominately in the Red Mountain, Columbia, and Walla Walla Valley AVA’s. The goal is to produce wines that express the very best of the regions the grapes are source from, the conditions of the vintage year, and pair well with food or on their own by the glass. All wines are produced in small batches with careful attention to varietal characteristics using minimal intervention.
The name, Three of Cups, comes from a tarot card, which symbolizes conviviality, agreement, harmony, abundance, and friendship – all things that happen naturally with wine and carries the meaning of joyful social contact. All of which are very important to Lisa and Mike.