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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

94-96

Points

The 2019 Syrah WeatherEye Vineyard High Canyon, which includes 4% Viognier, is another full-bodied, expansive, incredibly impressive Syrah from this team that readers should snatch up if given the chance. Lots of raspberry and blue fruits, candied violets, orange blossom, and floral notes all emerge from the glass, and it’s velvety, full-bodied, balanced, and has sound underlying structure.

- 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