The enticing bouquet offers kirsch, blackberry, earth, truffle, vanilla and a hint of lavender.
The wine exhibits beautiful structure, complexity and length. The palate’s silky texture and very fine tannins envelop flavors of blackberry, black cherry, black pepper, vanilla, mint, minerals and earth. The resonant, silky, mineral-driven finish lingers for well over a minute. This elegantly structured Syrah is a testament to the unique terroir of “The Rocks District” within the Walla Walla Valley AVA.
Source: SJR vineyard.
Unfined and unfiltered.
Cold soak 96 hours. Punchdowns 2-3 times/day during fermentation.
Aged sur lie for 8 months. Aged 15 months in French oak. Oak profile is 50% new French oak (Troncais) and 50% neutral French oak. 2 rackings approximately 6 months apart.