Hello friends. I was surprised when we were offered today’s wine, and I was surprised again when our parcel actually arrived in the warehouse (I wasn’t going to offer this wine until I physically laid eyes on the bottles). Wines with this kind of review invariably get pulled back and sold through the winery cellar door. But not today!
Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck): “[REVIEW TEXT WITHHELD]. 98pts.”
This is 100% Northridge Vineyard Syrah, a wild site on the Wahluke Slope, and a rarity because it sits above the Missoula floodline at elevations of 1100’, meaning instead of flood soils, this vineyard sits on a thin layer of ancient soils above a base of caliche and basalt. Production details: 100% whole cluster, native yeast, 48 days on skins. Aged in 60% new french oak 500L puncheons from Ermitage and Saury, bottled at 22 months. 13.5% listed alc. Winery notes: Tastes like purple. No? Black purple. Dark fruit. Liquid smoke. Stone. Floral. Deep and very generous. It gives and gives and gives!
And that’s all I’m going to say, because there’s not much of this to go around. Please limit order requests to 3 bottles, and we’ll do our best to fulfill all requests. The wine is in the warehouse and ready for immediate pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.