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2019

Block 16 Syrah

Block Highlight Series

Winemaking

Steel native ferment. Aged 16 months in 25% new French oak and 500L puncheon.

Place

This comes from the highest planting on WeatherEye, a small north-facing, 1-meter by 2-meter block. It has immediately distinguished itself from the Red Mountain side and shows a great complexity.

Winemaker’s Notes

Black, black cherry and elderberry reduction, savory olive tinge, wild yarrow—spring violets, herbs blown up the mountain—
sleek strength, resolute, mountain stream river rock—
from the vertiginous north-facing heights,
bracing the elements, its core stronger for the effort.

AVA

Columbia Valley

Drink

2024 - 2034

$180 / 3-pack

Scores & Reviews

95-97+

Points

The 2019 Syrah WeatherEye Vineyard Block 16 displays the classic peppery, gamey, violets-laced profile of Syrah as well as medium to full-bodied richness on the palate. Seamless, flawlessly balanced, and with tannins just about as good as they get as well as a great mid-palate, I finished my note with “awesome.”

- Jeb Dunnuck