2016 Stolen Horse

2016
Stolen Horse

Winemaker Notes

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.

Appellation
Walla Walla Valley
Vineyard Sources
Loess
Lefore
Blend Profile
93% 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

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