L'Ecole No. 41 Columbia Valley Syrah 2017
A full-bodied and rich Syrah with luscious texture. Each lot was hand harvested ripe and gently crushed into 1.5 ton stainless steel fermenters. Gentle handling of the fruit through hand punch downs and gravity assisted movements were utilized throughout the entire winemaking process. The wine was cleanly racked to 100% small oak barrels, mostly two years and older, with four rackings over 18 months. Blend 81% Syrah, 19% Grenache.
Tasting note: This luscious and balanced Syrah presents fruity aromas of ripe blackberry, earth and spice. The wine shows rich black currant, kalamata olive and black peppercorn through a finely textured mineral finish.