Luke Columbia Valley Syrah Reserve
Wahluke Slope AVA, Washington
Luke Syrah Reserve is vibrant and saturated, with a youthful, dark purple color, the nose charms with its dense mix of crushed dark berries, cured olive, grilled herbs and black licorice. Ultra-rich and seamless with a solid core of plum, blackberry and savory olive, the palate is full, well-shaped and layered. The finish has a beautiful mineral-laced brightness and lingering notes of pomegranate and baking spices.
All fruit was hand harvested in mid-September and immediately processed to preserve freshness. With 20% whole clusters, the fruit was lightly crushed and delivered to concrete vessels for primary fermentation, which occurred spontaneously and lasted 18 days. The wine was gently pressed off skins and put immediately into French oak barrels, 30% new and 70% neutral. After secondary fermentation, the wine was left to age on lees until bottling in January 2020. Unfined, unfiltered.
Varietals: 97% Syrah 2% Mourvèdre 1% Grenache Alc: 14.7% pH: 3.79 TA 5.8g/L French & American Oak 186 cases produced
Vineyards: Stone Tree Vineyard