Block 16 Syrah
Block Highlight Series
Steel native ferment. Aged 16 months in 25% new French oak and 500L puncheon.
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.
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.
2024 - 2034
$180 / 3-pack
Scores & Reviews
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