2019 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
2019 was nearly perfect for Syrah from The Rocks District, a cool September allowed for ideal ripening. The resulting wine is elegant, with vibrant acidity and harmonious balance. This single vineyard, terroir-driven wine displays heady aromatics of blackberry, dark plum fruit, olive, peppered meat, savory herbs, and wet stones. Full-bodied and rich with layers of red and black fruits, umami, smoked meat, and mouthwatering salinity. This wine will age beautifully and benefit from time in the cellar. Drink 2022-2037.
94 Points – Wine & Spirits
93 Points & Editor’s Choice – Wine Enthusiast