2021 Syrah


SMELLS LIKE:  black raspberry sorbet, violet, caramel, dusty bramble
TASTES LIKE:  baking spice, stewed strawberry, fruit roll-up, leather
MOUTHFEEL:  elegant acidity and balance of flavors with a long finish
DRINK WITH:  bacon cheeseburger, shepherd’s pie, falafel, blue cheese


The 2021 growing season started with a cool, dry spring and an 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 degrees! 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!


Within all of our vineyards we dedicate ourselves to being stewards of the land and leaders in the practices of sustainable agriculture.


VARIETALS: 81% Syrah, 19% Grenache

VINEYARDS: 39% Stone Valley, 21% Seven Hills, 19% Summit View, 15% Pepper Bridge, 6% Les Collines
APPELLATION: 100% Walla Walla Valley
OAK PROGRAM: 100% French; 77% neutral, 23% new; 90% 500L puncheons
HARVEST DATES: 9/6 – 10/5/21
PRODUCTION: 1,040 cases