SMELLS LIKE: warm berry cobbler, mocha, dusty violet, cigar box
TASTES LIKE: dark plum, smoked meats, blackberry, fig, olive
MOUTHFEEL: dusty tannins and elegant acidity, with great balance and fruit weight
DRINK WITH: lamb gyro, grilled meats and vegetables, beef stew, gouda
THE 2018 VINTAGE
The 2018 growing season kicked off with a nice, even spring. July brought in hotter temperatures, as well as some smoke from surrounding fires. But by the second week of August, the weather cooled off considerably to usher in one of the most ideal ripening seasons in recent history.
September brought beautiful, mild weather, offering the fruit several extra weeks to hang during long, sun-filled fall days. Harvest wrapped up on October 15th, producing wines that are balanced with great fruit expression. A harvest to remember, indeed!
100% estate, sustainably farmed
Founding member of VINEA
VARIETALS: 87% Syrah, 13% Grenache
OAK PROGRAM: 100% French; 16% New, 84% Neutral; 45% 500L puncheon
HARVEST DATES: 9/10 – 10/4/2018
FINISHED ALCOHOL: 14.5%
PRODUCTION: 1,695 cases
Walla Walla, Columbia Valley, WA