2010 Syrah : Columbia Valley
We built this Syrah blend around the magnificent wine from Stone Tree Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope just east of Mattawa. The dark purple color hints at the deep rich fruit to follow. We rounded out the depth with wine from Arianses also from the Wahluke, Les Vignes de Marcoux in the Yakima Valley and Stillwater Creek Vineyard in the Frenchman Hills near Royal City. These diverse locations add their own character to the blend, but it’s Syrah with dark fruit, spices, and savory edges that linger on the palate.
Bottled on 7/21/12. 125 cases were produced. Alcohol: 14.82%, pH 3.62, TA 6.34 g/L.
100% Syrah (40% Stone Tree Vineyard, 20% Arianses Vineyard, 20% Les Vignes de Marcoux 20% Stillwater Creek Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months in 45% new American oak from Canton Cooperage and A&K Cooperage, 5% new French oak from Tonnellerie de Jarnac, and the balance seasoned oak from Saury, Radoux, de Jarnac, and Vernou in conjunction with French oak infusion additions by Canton Cooperage.