The grapes for this Syrah blend were sourced from two different vineyard sites in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA of Washington state: the Al Fountain Vineyard and Weinbau Vineyard. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks for 18 days with pump-overs carried out twice a day to ensure full extraction of color and tannin. After yeast and ML fermentation, the wine was pressed, settled, and then transferred to French and American oak barrels for 18 months of aging.
Pairs well with steaks, lamb, short ribs, BBQ, smoked bratwurst, and recipes with pepper and Tuscan herbs.
Style: medium bodied dry red – midway between Australian Shiraz and Syrah from France’s Northern Rhone region
Color: dark ruby
Aroma: vanilla oak, pecan pie
Flavor: wild blackberry, plum, peppercorn
Alcohol: 14.7% ABV
Residual Sugar: .2g/L (1.5 grams of sugar per bottle)
Varietals: 96% Syrah, 4% Malbec