2019 Reserve Syrah
Funk Estate Vineyard, Stones Speak Estate Vineyard and Watermill Estate Vineyard
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, 36% new French Oak
2019 proved to be an exceptional year for Syrah grown in The Rocks District. This elegant, beautiful, and distinctive Syrah benefited from cooler temperatures throughout the growing season, especially in September when we harvest the grapes for this wine. Classic funky aromas of olive tapenade, charcuterie, cracked pepper, wet stone, and herbs. On the palate the wine is wonderfully smooth with a near perfect combo of red fruits and umami, along with notes of cracked pepper, seared meat, and sea salt.
94 Points & Editor’s Choice – Wine Enthusiast
93 Points – Wine & Spirits