Elegant smoky tones lead to notes of currant, dried herbs and hints of pepper. The supple texture is complemented by flavors of cedar and dark fruits.
Blend: 98% Syrah, 2% Viognier
Total Acidity 0.53 g/100 mL
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Barrel Aging: 14 months in 87% older and 13% new oak barrels, both French and American.
Fermentaion: Co-fermented on the skins with small amounts of Viognier grapes for 6-10 days.
The 2015 vintage was one of the warmest growing seasons on record in Washington.
Warm temperatures continued through the spring and summer, moderating slightly into fall and extending an early harvest.
Overall, 2015 saw very favorable growing conditions, producing optimal ripening across varieties and yielding outstanding wines throughout the region.
Every aspect of the winemaking process is carefully controlled during the production of Grand Estates. These uncompromising winemaking practices – while time-consuming and costly – are the only way to guarantee that every bottle of Grand Estates represents the varietal expression of the region. It’s this devotion to quality that has cemented Grand Estates as one of the world’s best wine values.