2017 Syrah, Walla Walla

Appellation

Walla Walla Valley

Vineyards

Funk Estate Vineyard, Watermill Estate Vineyard, Lewis Vineyard and Anna Marie Vineyards

Fermentation

The fruit was hand sorted into open top 1.5 ton fermenters. 90% of the fruit was destemmed and crushed, while 10% remained whole cluster. The cap was punched down by hand two or three times per day. Secondary fermentation finished in barrel.

Aging

17 months in French oak barrels, 20% new

Tasting Notes

This Walla Walla Valley Syrah showcases the outstanding 2017 vintage. The weather was perfect for Syrah, with cool night throughout September resulting in fresh acidity and delicious aromas of olive brine, blackberries, cured meats evolve into plum, blackberry, and savory notes. Excellent balance, seductive flavors of beef broth, mountain berries, fresh cracked pepper, with a long silky finish. Enjoy!

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