Our 2018 Syrah is an explosion of flavor with a silky texture and the deep red color causes anticipation of a big full bodied wine.
Fermented with 25% whole cluster berries to enhance fruit and complexity. Most of the blend comes from Ancient Lakes AVA, which highlights the red fruit, but with a little from Walla Walla that added some richness.
At first sip, we are greeted by soft and warming aromas of brioche, ripe raspberries, black plums, cigar box and rose petals. On the palate find round yet powerful flavors of smokey black fruits with notes of black pepper, anise and a touch of ripe bell pepper. The finish returns us to the soft and warm with lingering flavors of over ripe strawberries and toffee surrounded by smooth and persistent tannins in concert with refreshing and ageworthy acidity.
Pair our 2018 Syrah with a halibut with puttanesca sauce, grilled fennel salad with parmigiano-reggiano, or anything wrapped in bacon. Perfection!