High Canyon Syrah
High Canyon Series
Aged 16 months in 25% new French oak and 50% in 500L puncheon.
From an extremely steep, high density pole-trained block in the High Canyon section of WeatherEye.
Color: Dense ruby with blue notes, darkening with air.
Palate: Blue fruits - blueberry, blackberry - hints of dark licorice.
Lamb steak by campfire. Dark core of black fruit.
Crushed stone - savory brush.
Think: Wild yarrow and sage between vine rows. Violets at twilight.
Finish: High desert midnight: dark - ambient - air thick with brush-musk.
2025 - 2035
$225 / 3-pack
Scores & Reviews
Coming from a canyon high up on Red Mountain and aged in 18% new French oak, the aromas pull you into the glass, with notes of mulberry, blackberry, kirsch, earth, crushed rock, coffee and bacon fat. There's depth, intensity, richness, layering, polish, and texture to the palate. The finish is endless. This wine has it all, with the impressive balance, intensity, acidity and length separating it far out front. It sings from the top of Red Mountain. Best after 2026.
- Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast
Put Liminal wines on your must-try list as they will soon be in the rankings of the top wines of Washington. This outstanding 100% Syrah from the WeatherEye Vineyard of Red Mountain is aged in 25% new French oak barrels. A dreamy intoxicating stream of macerated blackberry, new suede leather, vanilla bean, coffee and balsamic reduction fill the top of the glass. The old-world Rhone style palate of fresh blackberry, bacon fat, dried sage, ground black peppercorns and espresso is gorgeous on the palate. Medium plus tannins are balanced with a tight core of earth and fruit that will only get better with time.
- Taylor Wilson, International Wine Report
The 2018 Liminal ‘High Canyon’ Syrah was stored for sixteen months in 25% new French oak and 50% 500L puncheons before bottling. Smoky tones and soy sauce aromatics combine with wild blackberry cordial, garrigue and shades of smoked brisket that all mingle in the glass. The palate is soft, round and generous as this effortlessly glides throughout. Rich dark figs and blackberry compote collide with Korean BBQ beef ribs, Umami and sagebrush tones on the palate. Utterly sensational right now to savor, this ‘wow’ factor Syrah has another decade of life to go. Drink 2020-2032.
- Owen Bargreen