2017 Syrah, Walla Walla
Walla Walla Valley
Funk Estate Vineyard, Watermill Estate Vineyard, Lewis Vineyard and Anna Marie Vineyards
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.
17 months in French oak barrels, 20% new
This Walla Walla Valley Syrah showcases the outstanding 2017 vintage. The weather was perfect for Syrah, with cool nights throughout September resulting in fresh acidity and delicious aromas of olive brine, blackberries, with cured meats that evolve into plum, blackberry, and savory notes. Excellent balance, seductive flavors of beef broth, mountain berries and fresh cracked pepper, with a long silky finish. Enjoy!
96 Points – Doug Wilder, Domestic Wine Report
92 Points & Editor’s Choice – Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast
91 Points & Best Buy – Wine & Spirits
92 Points – Owen Bargreen, Washington Wine Blog
Gold – Great Northwest Wine Invitational