Roasted meats. Spice. Tobacco. Green herbs. Bacon fat. Earth. Black pepper. Plums. Freshly picked blueberries. Mouth-coating tannins. There's certainly no oak to be detected, and it has killer notes of blackberries, peppered game, tobacco, black olives, and candied violets. Rich, full- bodied, and opulent, it has a more rounded, opulent texture, sound underlying structure, and a great finish. This beauty has plenty of classic Old World aromatics paired with beautiful Washington State fruit.
One vineyard. Twelve puncheons. 600 cases. Pure "Rocks" Syrah ecstasy from "Stoney Vine" Estate VIneyard. Ancient riverbed. Softball sized cobbles
Estate Block 1 - Harvest date 9/12/2018 - 24.5 brix - 4.06 pH - 3.8 g/L TA Fan Block - Harvest date 9/21/2018 - 23 brix - 4.9 pH - 4.1 g/L TA
Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
50% Whole Cluster
23% new French oak. 16 months in barrel. Racked once.