The components that make up the 2017 vintage of Syrah were harvested from early October to early November, which gave us a great range of brix and acid to work with. The Viognier and Syrah were co-fermented alongside the Merlot in our stainless upright fermenters with PDM yeast used on all lots. We then aged the wine for 22 months in 8% new French oak, 50% 2nd use French oak, and 42% in neutral 59-gallon French oak barrels.
88.5% Syrah, 9% Merlot, 2.5% Viognier
75.5% Ravens Cliff Syrah, Wahluke Slope
13% Badger Mountain Estate Syrah, Columbia Valley
9% Katherine Leon Merlot, Wahluke Slope
2.5% Talcott Vineyard Viognier, Wahluke Slope
On the nose, rich notes of blackberry, blueberry, leather and cedar. On the palate, lush layers of blueberry, black licorice, herbs and lingering spice. Finishing with smooth, round tannins that create a beautiful mouthfeel.
Bottled: September 13. 2019
Cases Produced: 1,850
1106 North Jurupa StreetKennewick, WA 99338800.643.WINE (9463)
© 2019 Powers Badger Mountain Vineyards