2017 Reserve Syrah
Funk Estate Vineyard (60%), Watermill Estate Vineyard (40%)
Partially whole cluster, partially destemmed and crushed into open top fermenters with cap punched down by hand two-three times per day. Secondary fermentation finished in barrel and puncheons.
Aged 17 months in French oak barrels, 16% new French Oak
Love at first swirl! This 100% Syrah is unmistakably 100% pure Rocks District! Captivating aromas of blackberry, cherry, cured meats, white pepper, savory black olives, and rocks funk. The palate is loaded with complex layers of delicious red and black fruit, minerality, cracked pepper and tapenade, framed by a velvety texture and richness.
100 Points – Doug Wilder, Domestic Wine Report
94 Points & Editor’s Choice – Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast
94 Points – Owen Bargreen, Washington Wine Blog
92 Points – Jeb Dunnuck