2021 Stone Valley Syrah

WINEMAKER NOTES

SMELLS LIKE: olive tapenade, violets, dark black fruit
TASTES LIKE: cherry, hickory smoked bacon, umami
MOUTHFEEL: well-balanced acidity, velvety tannins, and a lingering finish
DRINK WITH: blue cheese, arugula, creamy polenta, dry aged meats

THE 2021 VINTAGE

The 2021 growing season started with a cool, dry spring and early bud break in April. A July heat dome sent temperatures soaring to previously unseen heights for the state, topping out in Walla Walla at 116°! Above average temperatures lasted for the rest of the summer. Finally, the weather cooled at the end of August and brought perfect ripening conditions for an ideal, unrushed harvest season. Although the heat produced lower yields across the region, the grapes held beautiful concentration and acidity, with immense taste, mouthfeel, and color. Wines from the 2021 vintage are extremely balanced, forecasting their age-worthiness and drinkability for years to come!


VITICULTURE

100% estate, sustainably farmed
Founding member of VINEA

WINE SPECIFICS

VARIETALS: 100% Syrah

ESTATE VINEYARDS: 100% Stone Valley Vineyard
APPELLATION: 100% Walla Walla Valley
OAK PROGRAM: 100% French; 85% neutral, 15% new; 100% 500L puncheons
HARVEST DATES: 9/8/21 – 9/20/21
FINISHED ALCOHOL: 14.5%
PRODUCTION: 148 cases