Block 16 Syrah
Block Highlight Series
|Blend: 100% Syrah
||AVA: Columbia Valley
||Price: $180 / 3 pack
Steel native ferment. Aged 16 months in 25% new French oak and 500L puncheon.
This comes from the highest planting on WeatherEye, a small north-facing, 1-meter by 2-meter block. It has immediately distinguished itself from the Red Mountain side and shows a great complexity.
Black, black cherry and elderberry reduction, savory olive tinge, wild yarrow—spring violets, herbs blown up the mountain—
sleek strength, resolute, mountain stream river rock—
from the vertiginous north-facing heights,
bracing the elements, its core stronger for the effort.
Scores & Reviews
"The 2019 Syrah WeatherEye Vineyard Block 16 displays the classic peppery, gamey, violets-laced profile of Syrah as well as medium to full-bodied richness on the palate. Seamless, flawlessly balanced, and with tannins just about as good as they get as well as a great mid-palate, I finished my note with “awesome.”"
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