Striking notes of blackberry, black plum, lavender and a hint of sweet spice and black pepper. Juicy acidity and good tension on the palate with flavors of ripe black and blue berries, accompanied by the classic cool climate Syrah notes of black olive and fresh ground pepper. Integrated acidity and tannins play out nicely on the finish.
Rewarding from the first taste, beautiful minerality is present on the nose with a rich mouthfeel of black raspberry, licorice and roasted coffee. A bold yet well balanced wine, this Columbia Valley Syrah is made from select vineyards that exhibit rich and distinctive varietal character. Red Mountain’s La Coye Vineyard gives the wine its structure and opulent full body. Stone Tree and Candy Mountain vineyards provide savory notes of smoked meats, tapenade and sage. Aged 18 months in 70% neutral, 30% new oak barrels.
The 2016 Stonecap Syrah opens with vibrant floral and smoky notes with hints of butterscotch and caramel. A soft, full-bodied mouthfeel highlighted by bright flavors of raspberry, red plum, and hints of juicy citrus is supported by polished tannins. Elements of dark cherry and mocha carry this wine through a pleasant finish.