2018 The Stones Speak Syrah
Walla Walla Valley
The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater
Stones Speak Estate Vineyard
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.
17 months in French oak puncheons, 20% new
It’s true…the stones will speak to you from your first sniff to your last sip. This single vineyard, terroir-driven wine displays heady aromatics of dark plum fruit, olive tapenade, charcuterie, herbs and petrichor. The texture is silky and plush with layers of red and black fruits, umami, smoked meat, and potpourri. A complex, yet elegant wine with flavors that linger long after the last sip. You may just find yourself speaking back…”I love you.” Stock your cellar with this Syrah and you will not be disappointed!
95 Points – Owen Bargreen