2019 The Stones Speak Estate Tempranillo
Walla Walla Valley
The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater
Stones Speak Estate Vineyard
Handpicked and hand sorted. Small open top stainless steel fermenters. The cap was punched down three times per day by hand. After pressing the must, the juice was transferred to 500-liter puncheons to complete fermentation.
17 months in French oak barrels, 20% new
2019 was excellent for the early ripening varietals like Tempranillo and Syrah, especially at the Stones Speak vineyard location. This terroir-driven wine is distinctively from The Rocks District with rich aromas of cherry fruit, fig, black olive, savory herbs, and wet stones. The palate is refined with a supple mouthfeel and layers of red and black fruits, umami, cured meat, and mouthwatering salinity. This wine will age beautifully and benefit from time in the cellar. Enjoy!