2016 Three Rivers Syrah, Walla Walla Valley
90 Points - James Suckling
Our 2016 Walla Walla Valley Syrah is rustic and juicy. Crushed berries, cured meats and slightly dusty notes fill the palate. This is a full bodied wine with excellent balance and a array of flavors that leads to a lingering finish.
93% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Malbec
Walla Walla Valley
17 months in 50% new French oak
2016 started out with above average temperatures reaching record heat in April. This jumpstarted our growing season and resulted in an earlier bloom than in 2015. Cooler June and July months slowed things down, allowing us to catch up in the vineyard. Temperatures heated up again in August and the grapes were harvested in September 2016.
Minnick Vinneyard, Walla Walla Valley 93%, Aria Vineyard, Walla Walla Valley 5%, Gamache Vineyard, Columbia Valley 2%