We crafted this Syrah blend around the magnificent fruit from Arianses Vineyard and Stone Tree Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope just east of Mattawa, owned and tended by Bruce Zunser and Tedd Wildman respectively. The dark purple color hints at the deep, rich fruit to follow. Mourvèdre provides depth from Heart of the Hill Vineyard on Red Mountain and Grenache from Stone Tree. These diverse locations add character to the blend, but it’s Syrah with dark fruit, spices, and savory edges that linger on the palate.
Bottled 7/25/15; 106 cases produced; Alcohol: 15.05%; pH 3.74, TA 6.3 g/L
75% Syrah (43% Arianses Vineyard, 29% Stone Tree Vineyard, 3% Ciel du Cheval Vineyard)
17% Mourvèdre (Heart of the Hill Vineyard)
8% Grenache (Stone Tree Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months in Export style barrels of 75% new American oak from A&K and Canton Cooperage, and the balance seasoned French oak from Tonnellerie Vernou, Ton. Orion, and Saury. The Grenache was raised in stainless and blended at bottling.