2020 Reserve Syrah
Walla Walla Valley
The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater
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
These grapes are grown in the most distinctive terroir for Syrah in the United States and arguably, the world. Our Reserve Syrah is a New World-style, which spends time in a higher percentage of new oak than our other Estate Syrahs. Hedonistic aromas of cured meat, smoked sea salt, Castelvetrano olives, umami, peppered bacon, wet stone, and sweet herb. On the palate, the texture is supple with delicious flavors of dark cherry, umami, olive, prosciutto, dark chocolate, and clove. The finish is brilliant and constantly evolving. Enjoy!