2022 Syrah

WINEMAKER NOTES

SMELLS LIKE:  black cherry, violet, leather, wet gravel
TASTES LIKE:  pie cherries, clove, lardons
MOUTHFEEL:  lively acidity with a rich mid-palate
DRINK WITH:  baked brie, foraged mushrooms, fried capers, carbonara

THE 2022 VINTAGE

The 2022 growing season began with below average temperatures and above normal precipitation across the Walla Walal Valley. The cold start resulted in fewer growing days for the spring and summer overall, but the extra rainfall and mountain snowpack prepared the area for multiple triple-digit days beginning in July. The heat contributed to optimal fruit set and a slightly larger crop. With an idyllic September and October, the grapes were able to develop a perfect balance between flavor and sugar, acid and tannin, and overall great fruit expression. 


VITICULTURE

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

WINE SPECIFICS

VARIETALS: 89% Syrah, 11% Grenache

VINEYARDS: 55% Les Collines, 19% Stone Valley, 15% Seven Hills, 11% Summit View
APPELLATION: 100% Walla Walla Valley
OAK PROGRAM: 100% French; 77% neutral, 23% new; 90% 500L puncheons
HARVEST DATES: 10/5/22 – 10/31/22
FINISHED ALCOHOL: 14.5%
PRODUCTION: 1,617 cases