2009 Syrah : Columbia Valley
We built this Syrah blend around the magnificent wine from Stillwater Creek Vineyard in the Frenchman Hills just north of Royal City. The dark purple color hints at the deep rich fruit to follow. We rounded out the depth with wine from Les Vignes de Marcoux in Wapato and Stone Tree Vineyard in Mattawa. A good helping of Mourvèdre also from Stillwater Creek completes the Southern Rhône varietals. A splash of our best Merlot from Ciel du Cheval Vineyard accents the mid-palate to give this wine a pleasing finish.
Bottled on 7/16/11; 125 cases were produced; pH 3.76, TA 6.45 g/L
87% Syrah (67% Stillwater Creek Vineyard,
10% Les Vignes de Marcoux, 10% Stone Tree Vineyard)
10% Mourvèdre (Stillwater Creek Vineyard)
3% Merlot (Ciel du Cheval Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months in 25% new Saury American oak and the balance seasoned Saury, Demptos, and Tonnellerie Vernou.