Hello friends. Smashing new vintage today of one of the most popular Washington Syrahs we offer. Fortunately, we’re able to continue at the same pricing we had for the 2012 and 2013 vintages, down considerably from the $28 price point of vintages past:
Whenever we offer Ex Umbris, I like to quote the inimitable Jon Marvin from Cavatappi. Jon represents Owen Roe locally, and he has a unique perspective on this wine, having worked at Pike & Western when the first vintage was released:
As many of our list members who have accessed the past few vintages know, it’s true: this wine really is better than ever. The vineyard sources for the 2014 are a fantastic quartet of Yakima Valley all-stars: DuBrul, Outlook, Red Willow and Union Gap. All that good fruit was aged in mostly neutral French oak for 16 months, and the finished product clocks in at 14.1% listed alc. The nose contains Ex Umbris’ signature smoky/earthy/woodsy note: a mix of woodsmoke and chipotle, clean soil and mushroom, just-right complements to a core of dark blackberry fruit. In the mouth, this presents a palate-coating mix of salty savories and rich fruit. Intense, delicious, and ultimately, balanced, Ex Umbris continues to represent one of the most compelling Washington Syrahs released near a $20 price point.
First come first served up to 60 bottles, and the wine should arrive in a week or two, at which point it will be ready for pickup or shipping during the next temperature-appropriate shipping window.