This dark concentrated Syrah possesses flavours of dark berry, clove and white pepper, coating the palate with a plush round mouthfeel and leading to a silky-smooth finish.
From a family run single vineyard in the Yakima Valley AVA. Soils are basalt with loam and sand and all vines are trained to a single cordon. Average cropping is 4 tons per acre
Cold soaked for 72 hours, then heated up and inoculated with a Rhône style yeast strain. Extraction is fairly vigorous at first, giving the fermentation a delastage followed by twice daily pumpovers with air inclusion. Fermented dry in the skins then gently pressed. After a short settling period, the wines were then sent to French oak barrels and inoculated for Malo-lactic fermentation. During MLF, the lees were stirred twice a month and topped. The wine is topped twice a month as well.
20% new French oak 40% 3 year old French oak and 40% Neutral French oak. Currently aged for 14 months in barrels.
Perfect served with a grilled steak, hearty stew or simple pasta dish.