Palate

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.

Growing Conditions

One vineyard. Twelve puncheons. 600 cases. Pure "Rocks" Syrah ecstasy from "Stoney Vine" Estate VIneyard. Ancient riverbed. Softball sized cobbles

Harvest

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

Bottling

Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Winemaking

50% Whole Cluster

Aging

23% new French oak. 16 months in barrel. Racked once.