Nose

The resulting wine is exotic and aromatic. With dramatic aromatics of roasted meats, bacon fat, and damp earth.

Palate

Awesome notes of blueberries, ground pepper, leafy herbs, crushed violets, and hints of smoked game all flow to a medium to fullbodied, balanced, layered wine that has stunning purity as well as length. The wine presents flavors of raspberries, blackberries, black cherries, and more roasted meats. The finish is persistent and lengthy, and this wine should age beautifully for the next 10-15 years.

Growing Conditions

The 2018 Levitation Syrah is 100% Syrah from Lewis Vineyard, in the Yakima Valley AVA, and Les Collines Vineyard, in the Walla Walla AVA.

Harvest

Lewis Vineyard - Harvest date 9/21/2018 - 6.8 tons - 25 brix - 3.6 pH - 6.0 g/L TA Les Collines Vineyard Block 23 - Harvest date 9/15/2018 - 3.3 tons - 24.5 brix - 3.50 pH - 6.2 g/L TA

Winemaking

The final blend includes about 17% whole cluster, foot-stomped bunches.

Aging

Aged for 16 months in a combination of concrete, neutral French oak, and 25% new French oak.

Appearance

Dark red in color.