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 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