2018 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

19 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 leads to an amazing aromatic profile with cured meats, peppercorns, blackberry, black raspberry, mandarin, lavender, and cocoa nibs. This is followed by a rich, full-bodied sensation on the palate showcasing polished tannins and layers of savory, briny olives, licorice, dark berries, and spice. Enjoy from 2022 to 2037.

“Drop-dead gorgeous on the nose…the 2018 The Funk Estate Syrah walks the line between a floral, ripe, juicy, and earthy expression of Syrah. A master class of precision and finesse. I cannot put my glass down.” – Anthony Mueller

96 PointsOwen Bargreen
95 PointsRobert Parker Wine Advocate
94 Points – Jeb Dunnuck
92 PointsWine Enthusiast
92 PointsWine & Spirits
Year’s Best Syrahs –  Wine & Spirits

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THE FUNK Estate Syrah
A History of Excellence

2017
95 Points | Owen Bargreen
93 Points | Jeb Dunnuck
93 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Wine Enthusiast

2016
96 Points | International 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