2019 Stone Valley Syrah

WINEMAKER NOTES

SMELLS LIKE:  pomegranate, toffee, black tea, lavender, petrichor

TASTES LIKE:  dark fruit, peppercorn, umami, roasted beet
MOUTHFEEL: plush, inviting tannins with a dark and generous finish
DRINK WITH:  braised lamb, mushroom risotto, cured meats, aged gouda

THE 2019 VINTAGE

The growing season began with cold temperatures and snowfall in February and March. Bud break was right on time and bloom occurred a bit earlier than normal, on June 1st, thanks to some really nice weather in May.

Summertime temperatures were normal with plenty of heat units. In the second week of August, the weather became milder than normal and allowed us to have a fantastic fall with beautiful hanging time. Harvest started in mid-September and continued into early October. We got some frost the mid-October, but all of our grapes were picked by then.

The 2019 vintage for Amavi Cellars is very expressive of Washington wine as a whole, characterized by good natural acidity, low sugars, and impressive balance.

VITICULTURE

100% estate; sustainably farmed.
Founding member of VINEA.

WINE SPECIFICS

VARIETAL:  100% Syrah
VINEYARDS:  100% Stone Valley Vineyard
APPELLATION:  100% Walla Walla Valley
OAK PROGRAM:  100% French; 30% New, 70% Neutral; 70% 500L puncheons
HARVEST DATES:  9/23-10/9/2019
FINISHED ALCOHOL: 14.5%
PRODUCTION:  78 cases