2017 THE FUNK Estate Syrah

Appellation

Walla Walla Valley

Vineyard

Funk Estate Vineyard located in The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater.  Distinguished by alluvial soils, consisting of basalt pebbles, cobbles and boulders washed from the Blue Mountains.

Fermentation

Partial whole cluster and partially destemmed Syrah, co-fermented with 4% whole cluster Viognier.

Aging

18 months in small French oak puncheons. 25% New.

Tasting Notes

The wine opens with fragrant floral notes from the Viognier which was co-fermented with the Syrah. This is followed nicely with rich, savory aromas of roasted meats, black and blue fruit, cracked pepper with a hint of campfire and clove. It was aged in 500-liter French oak puncheons, 25% new, which lend a stylistic nuance to the finish. The wine is velvety and palate-coating with flavors of smoked meats, olive tapenade, dark fruits, and pepper leading to a juicy persistent finish which begs one to ponder the special place this wine was grown. Enjoy from 2021 to 2035.

95 Points – Owen Bargreen, Washington Wine Blog
93 Points
Jeb Dunnuck
93 Points – Wine Spectator

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The Rocks District Allocation List
Due to extremely limited quantities, our Rocks District Allocation is only available to our list. For exclusive access, please sign up today so we can contact you when space becomes available.

  • Choose an annual allocation of 6 or 12 bottles
  • Released in February of each year
  • Complimentary shipping or winery pick up
  • Members of the Saviah Cellars Wine Club will receive their applicable wine club discount on The Rocks List wine allocation.
  • Allocation is currently THE FUNK Estate Syrah. Additional Rocks Wines may be added in the future.
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THE FUNK Estate Syrah
A History of Excellence

2016
96 Points | Inernational Wine Report/Washington Wine Blog
95 Points | Wine Enthusiast
94 Points | Jeb Dunnuck
93 Points | Wine & Spirits
One of the Year’s Best Syrahs | Wine & Spirits
92 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | James Suckling

2015
One of the Year’s Best Syrahs | Wine & Spirits
95 POINTS | Wine Advocate
94 POINTS | Wine Spectator
94 POINTS | International Wine Report
92 POINTS | Wine Enthusiast
91 POINTS | Wine & Spirits

2014
94 POINTS | Wine Enthusiast
94 POINTS | Wine Spectator

2013
94 POINTS | Wine Enthusiast
94 POINTS | Wine Spectator

2012
93 POINTS | Wine Enthusiast

2011
91 POINTS | Wine Enthusiast