2016 The Stones Speak Syrah

Appellation

Walla Walla Valley
The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater

Vineyard

Funk Estate Vineyard

Fermentation

Small open top stainless steel fermenters. One third whole cluster with two thirds destemmed fruit. The cap was punched down three times per day by hand.  Free run juice was transferred to 500 liter puncheons to complete fermentation.

Aging

17 months in French oak puncheons, 20% new

Tasting Notes

The 2016 is another stellar expression of Syrah from The Rocks.  This wine opens with captivating aromas of cured meat, black olive, rocks funk, tobacco leaf and crème de cassis. Elegant on the palate with red and black fruits, roasted coffee, clove, anise, and a distinctive meaty note. A rich, beautiful wine with a lingering finish that beckons another sip.  Enjoy!

95 Points – Jeb Dunnuck

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