The high elevation wind-swept, late-ripening vineyards in the Columbia Gorge AVA results in concentrated, thick-skinned Syrah. This wine was destemmed and fermented in small lots, with extended barrel aging. Enjoy this wine with Rhône-inspired food, black truffles, friends, and family.
TASTING NOTES AS OF SEPTEMBER, 2023:
Aromas of violet, raisin, eucalyptus, plum, and black licorice. The structure starts softly, but finishes with bright acidity and fine tannins. Flavors of bacon, black berry, meat char, and toasted hazelnut.
- Vineyard planted in 2018
- Cherryhill soil series, weathered volcanic sand stone
- Elevation: 1200 ft
- West facing
- Clone: 100% Phelps
- LIVE certified
- Hand harvested
- 6 day cold soak
- 100% destemmed
- 24 day maceration
- Aged in oak barrels for 14 months
- 20% French oak, 20% American oak
TA: 5.6 g/L