2011 Syrah : Columbia Valley
We crafted this Syrah blend around the magnificent wine from Arianses Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope just south of Mattawa, owned and tended by Bruce Zunser. The dark purple color hints at the deep rich fruit to follow. We added depth to the blend with Syrah and Grenache from Stone Tree Vineyard and Mourvedre from Heart of the Hill Vineyard on Red Mtn. 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 7/21/14; 175 cases were produced; Alcohol: 13.67%; pH 3.50, TA 6.60 g/L
82% Syrah (61% Arianses Vineyard, 21% Stone Tree Vineyard)
11% Mourvedre (Heart of the Hill Vineyard)
7% Grenache (Stone Tree Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged for 22 months in seasoned French oak from Tonnellerie Saury, Vernou, and Demptos, in conjunction with French oak infusion additions by Canton Cooperage at 1 lb/barrel.