2016 Syrah – StoneTree Vineyard : Wahluke Slope
This Syrah is sourced from StoneTree Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope near Mattawa at the end of O Road. This vineyard-designated wine has become a staple for us, again with a touch of Viognier from Zillah. This warm location produced a full-bodied Syrah that is deep and rich with a traditional style. Dark fruits are forward with savory spices, roasted nuts, and earthiness covered with dark chocolate at the end. Moderate acid levels let this wine please you on its own or with your favorite umami dominant foods, grilled or roasted. Special thanks to Tedd Wildman for growing this wonderful Syrah. Bottled 8/4/18; 100 cases produced; Alcohol 15.1%; pH 3.61, TA 6.3 g/L
95% Syrah (StoneTree Vineyard)
5% Viognier (Marcela Vineyard)
Barrels: This wine was aged 22 months in Export-style barrels of 25% once used French oak from Ton. Doreau, and seasoned French oak from Alain Fouquet, Ton. Vernou, and Ton. de Jarnac. All barrels included French oak infusion by Canton Cooperage.