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: Syrah, Viognier
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Barrel Aging: The wine aged for approximately 14 months in older and new oak barrels, both French and American.
Fermentaion: Grapes were destemmed, crushed and then co-fermented on the skins with small amounts of Viognier grapes for 6-10 days.
Fruit for the Grand Estates Syrah was harvested from premier vineyard sites throughout the Columbia Valley including the Wahluke Slope and Horse Heaven Hills.
Hot summer days and warm evenings complement the gravel and silty loam soils of this low yielding vineyard site.
Irrigation to the vines was applied judiciously to create concentrated varietal expression.
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.