2018 Three Rivers Pepper Bridge Vineyard Syrah, Walla Walla Valley
89 Points - Robert Parker The Wine Advocate
95% Pepper Bridge Vineyard Syrah, 5% Seven Hills Vineyard Petit Verdot
Walla Walla Valley
17 months in 80% new French oak
March 16, 2020
A mild wet winter led to a cool wet spring. With bud break at a near normal pace we headed into June with yet more rain. July and August really heated up with temperatures over 100°F and smoky skies. September revealed ideal conditions for a beautiful uneventful harvest.
Pepper Bridge Vineyard is in the center of the Walla Walla Valley, providing the vineyard site with deep soil deposited by ancient flood waters that passed through the area eons ago. The soil type is Walla Walla Silt Loam, which consists of windblown glacial loess and silt deposited from the flood waters. The vineyard is “LIVE” and “Salmon Safe” certified, adhering to rigid sustainable farming practices that are third party certified. Precipitation will average 12-15” of rainfall, occurring almost entirely in the winter and spring months.