2020 WWV Estate Syrah - Mourvèdre - Grenache
Walla Walla Valley
We have been experimenting with Mediterranean varietals for years now, and are excited about this release of our Walla Walla Valley Estate Syrah - Mourvèdre - Grenache blend. Fermented with native yeasts and spontaneous malolactic fermentation, this blend will change from year to year to produce a wine inspired by some of our old world favorites. This wine was produced from grapes grown at Woodward Canyon Estate Vineyard (Salmon Safe certified) at the western edge of the Walla Walla Valley.
Walla Walla Valley
May 10, 2022
This wine is dark cherry red in color with aromatics of serrano ham, oil, cured olive, and ripe plum. In the mouth, there are flavors of vanilla and ripe red fruits that evolve nicely into a smooth mouthfeel, and a classic Walla Walla character. Its ripe fruit and acidity make it a very food-worthy wine to be enjoyed with Mediterranean cuisine. This wine will benefit from more bottle aging, and with proper cellaring, it should age well for up to ten years.
Planted in 1977, Woodward Canyon is the westernmost vineyard in Walla Walla Valley AVA, roughly 15 miles west of Walla Walla, Washington. There are 41 vineyard acres planted and several more acres of green belts that support native species such as western juniper, ponderosa pine, western sagebrush, arrowleaf balsamroot, and perennial wildflowers. Ritzville silt loam over fractured basalt, slope 15-18%, 750-850 ft elevation. All grapes are Salmon Safe certified as is the wine.
Hand harvested and sorted. 48 hour cold soak. Fermented with Woodward Canyon native yeast in 2 ton stainless steel fermenters.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with grilled lamb or summer vegetables.
Case Production: 209 cases
Varietal composition: 50% Syrah, 38% Mourvèdre, 12% Grenache