2017 Lewis Vineyard Syrah
Small open top stainless steel tanks. The cap was gently punched down three times per day by hand. Free run juice was transferred to French oak barrels to complete fermentation.
17 months in French oak barrels and puncheons, 20% new
Lewis Vineyard sits at an elevation of 1200 feet in the Yakima Valley near Prosser, Washington. The first Syrah vines for this vineyard were planted in 1996 and produced this rich, powerful wine with an inky, dark purple color. It opens with classic aromas and flavors of blackberry, dark cherry, savory herb, tobacco and spice and is perfectly balanced with fresh acidity and fine-grained tannins along with an extended finish that leaves you inspired to savor every drop. Extremely limited production. Enjoy!
92 Points – Owen Bargreen