2017 Tenor SyrahThe 2017 Tenor Syrah was crafted from three exclusive vineyards in Washington State’s Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley and Yakima Valley. Farmed using sustainable practices, the vines were limited to one or two clusters per shoot for maximum concentration. They were then hand-harvested in the early mornings of October 10 and October 25, 2017. Upon arriving in the winery, each cluster was hand-sorted, berry-sorted, and then fermented in stainless steel tanks (67%) and oak barrels (33%). Using only the free-run wine, it was then moved to custom 500L French oak puncheons for cellaring. After nearly 50 individual evaluations by our winemaking team, only 3 puncheons were selected and bottled, without fining or filtration, on July 2nd, 2019. These 3 puncheons yielded only 148 cases.
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"Beautifully done, the 2017 Syrah offers a ripe yet pure bouquet of blackberries, smoked game, leafy herbs, violets, and cracked pepper. This carries to a medium to full-bodied, concentrated effort with fine tannins, beautiful balance, and a great finish. This is classy stuff. I like it today, yet it's going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and should hold nicely for a decade."