High Canyon Syrah
High Canyon Series
|Blend: 100% Syrah
||AVA: Red Mountain
||Price: $225 / 3 pack
Aged 16 months in 25% new French oak, and 50% in 500L puncheon.
From an extremely steep, high density pole-trained block in the High Canyon section of WeatherEye.
Wild yarrow and sage between vinerows. Violets at twilight.
Color: dense ruby with blue notes, darkening with air.
Palate: Blue fruits—blueberry, blackberry—hints of dark licorice.
Lamb steak by campfire. Dark core of black fruit.
Crushed stone—savory brush—
Finish: high desert midnight: dark—ambient—air thick with brush-musk.
Scores & Reviews
"Coming from a canyon high up on Red Mountain and aged in 18% new French oak, the aromas pull you into the glass, with notes of mulberry, blackberry, kirsch, earth, crushed rock, coffee and bacon fat. There’s depth, intensity, richness, layering, polish, and texture to the palate. The finish is endless. This wine has it all, with the impressive balance, intensity, acidity and length separating it far out front. It sings from the top of Red Mountain. Best after 2026. Cellar Selection."
"From more rocky soils on the Red Mountain side of the vineyard (the vineyard spans the AVA and is partly in the Columbia Valley), the 2018 Syrah WeatherEye Vineyard High Canyon Block offers a touch more structure as well as similar cassis and blue fruits, sagebrush, ground pepper, and assorted meatiness. Flawlessly balanced, with ripe tannins, a super-concentrated, stacked mid-palate, and a great finish, it got a big “Wow” in my notes, and I can’t wait to try these from bottle."
"Unquestionably, one of the most exciting new projects in Washington State is that of Liminal, which focuses on the newly planted WeatherEye Vineyard located at the very top of Red Mountain. A collaboration between Ryan Johnson and Cam Myhrvold, who managed the vineyard, and Marty Taucher and Chris Peterson who handle the winemaking, this is a star- studded team. As I hope the reviews show, these are awesome wines, which is even more impressive given that this is brand new vineyard. I’ve no doubt the best is still to come as well!"
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