2017 Reserve Syrah
This Syrah opens with notes of cherry and cranberry and is accented with undertones of tobacco and mint.
Horse Heaven Hills
0.61 g/100 ml
blueberry, cherry, almond and tobacco
Tasting Room Magazine - 92
The fruit for this wine is grown at our acclaimed Spice Cabinet Vineyard in the Horse Heaven Hills. This vineyard sits on a southeast slope above the Columbia River. The orientation of the block allows for morning sun exposure of the fruit, while avoiding the intense afternoon rays.
The grapes were harvested and sorted in the vineyards with our "Selective Harvester" to allow for maximum hangtime and flavor development. The fruit was not crushed in order to preserve as much whole-berry as possible. We fermented our Syrah in French Oak Fermenters with a combination of punchdowns and rack & returns (délestage) to control extraction and flavors. After fermentation, the wine was racked to a combination of new French and American oak for malolactic fermentation. The wine was barrel aged for 20 months.
Food Pairing Notes
pork, beef, BBQ, vegetarian, lamb, vegetables, pasta, cheese and chocolate