2016 Tempranillo

Appellation

Walla Walla Valley

Vineyards

Funk Estate Vineyard, Dugger Creek Vineyard, Watermill Estate Vineyard

Fermentation

Small open top stainless steel tanks. The cap was punched down three times per day by hand. Free run juice was transferred to French oak barrels to complete fermentation.

Aging

17 months in French oak barrels, 20% new

Tasting Notes

An intriguing wine that displays intense aromas characteristic of Rocks District fruit. The Syrah lends a velvety mouthfeel while the Grenache adds berry flavors and a hint of spice to this nicely structured wine. The expressive palate bursts with dark fruits, plum, cacao, and distinct floral and meaty notes, followed by a supremely enjoyable finish. Warning: this wine is addictive!

Drink 2019-2028.

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