2018 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
The 2018 growing conditions in the Walla Walla Valley were superb for Rhone varietals. Aromas of violets, cracked peppercorn, and salami evolve into plum, blackberry, and spice. Artfully balanced through blending with delicious flavors of beef broth, mountain berries, fresh cracked pepper, and an elegant finish. Enjoy!
92 Points – Owen Bargreen
92 Points – Wine & Spirits
One of the Year’s Best Syrahs – Wine & Spirits