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2019

High Canyon Syrah

High Canyon Series

Winemaking

Concrete tank native co-ferment with punchdown. Aged 16 months in 25% new French oak and 500L puncheon. Blend of 96% Syrah, 4% Viognier.

Place

From an extremely steep, high density pole-trained block in the High Canyon section of WeatherEye.

Winemaker’s Notes

Blackberry syrup, bacon fat, oil cured olive, cacao, lavender—
Alpine meadow flowers after a spring rain—river minerals—
A feral wildness tempered with exquisite poise.

AVA

Red Mountain

Drink

2024 - 2034

$240 / 3-pack

Scores & Reviews

97

Points

96% Syrah is co-fermented with 4% Viognier and then aged for 16 months in 25% new French barrel and 500L puncheon. My favorite of those I tasted from the new releases from winemaker Chris Peterson and absolutely over-delivers. The color is phenomenal - deep purple with a neon ruby rim, that is a joy to swirl in the glass. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, peppered salami and purple wildflower are all present - this Syrah is absolutely intoxicating. On the palate, flavors of black cherry, blueberry, cured bacon and green olive punch you in the face, in a good way of course. The acidity is perfect, the tannins are already starting to integrate and the finish goes on for miles. Do yourself a favor and find a bottle of this. Wait for 3-4 years and then open it on a special occasion. It’s an incredible bottle of wine. Only 100 cases produced. Highly recommended.

- Jeremy Young, International Wine Report

97

Points

The 2019 Syrah High Canyon Series is flat-out gorgeous and one of the standouts in the lineup. Beautiful ripe red and blue fruits, peppery herbs, chocolate, and spice all define the bouquet, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a round, layered, seamless profile, no hard edges, perfect balance, and a great finish. This is Red Mountain Syrah at its finest. Bravo!

- Jeb Dunnuck

94

Points

The second vintage from a new site, this is a wine that immediately impresses, with aromas of huckleberry, marionberry, herbs and flowers, showing dazzling purity. Soft, achingly pure fruit flavors follow. The balance is spot-on. This one is all about sophistication. It’s only going to get better with additional time in the bottle. Drink after 2024, with a long life ahead of that. Cellar Selection.

- Sean Sullivan, Wine Enthusiast

93

Points

Aromas of red berries, jasmine tea, ground spice and roses. Full-bodied with soft tannins. Very concentrated and dark on the palate. Gravel, chocolate, burnt herbs and black cherries. Sleek. Cool, minty finish. A well-structured and dynamic wine. 96% Syrah and 4% Viognier. Drink now.

- James Suckling