2021 Reserve Syrah
Walla Walla Valley
The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater
Funk Estate Vineyard, Stones Speak Estate Vineyard, Watermill Estate and Waterstone Estate Vineyard
Handpicked and hand sorted. Some whole cluster fruit along with fully destemmed fruit. Fermented in 1.5 and 2 ton 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 and puncheons, 40% new French Oak
Our Reserve Syrah is a New World-style cuvée from four distinct vineyard sites located in The Rocks District. The wine bursts with exotic, savory aromas of black cherry, olive tapenade, roasted morel mushrooms, smoked sea salt, peppered bacon, petrichor, and garrigue. On the palate, the wine is savory, with briny flavors of green olive, dark cherry, umami, and cocoa that continues to grow in complexity with an exceptionally long finish. Enjoy!
96 Points – Paul Gregutt
95 Points – Owen Bargreen
93 Points – Sean Sullivan, NW Wine Report