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RETAIL

 

Loads of pretty red and blue fruit, with an intriguing type of minerality to it – almost like you can smell the concrete “tulips” much of the wine was aged in. A great amalgamation of the Loess Vineyard planted in deep wind-blown “loess” soils (one of the first vineyards I ever worked in as a kid) and our new estate vineyard, Lefore, planted in the ever famous and plentiful cobblestones of the Walla Walla Valley. Soft tannins, lively acidity and a fantastic richness – from a small amount of whole cluster fermentation – balance out the elegance of this wine. Aging “sur lie” has kept this wine fresh and will only drink better with bottle age. Give it another year or two in bottle and then enjoy for the next ten.

 Josh McDaniels, Winemaker

  • PROFILE

    APPELLATION

    Walla Walla Valley

    vineyard sources

    Loess

    Lefore

    blend profile

    97% Syrah

    7% Viognier

    (co-fermented)

    BARREL/AGING PROGRAM

    63% new and neutral French oak barrels and Puncheons, 37% Italian concrete.

    production

    Bottling Date: January 2018

    Release Date: Fall 2018

    Alcohol: 14.1%

    Cases Produced: 419

“Sometimes the greatest adventure begins when you return home.”

Drew Bledsoe, proprietor

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Walla Walla, WA 99362

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509-525-3334

Open Wednesday through Saturday from
11 am to 6 pm or by appointment.

 

TASTING ROOM LOCATION

229 E Main St, Walla Walla, WA 99362