2018 Stolen Horse

2018
Stolen Horse

Josh's Notes

The original wine for Bledsoe Family Winery, Stolen Horse is a project that has consistently gotten better. The Walla Walla Valley is a very diverse growing region and in 2017 the final blend was from the two opposite ends of the Valley—combining the lush, ripe, distinctiveness of the Rocks District with the higher elevation, more feminine, fruit, and acid driven Mill Creek area. This is displayed aromatically with blue and red fruits combining together with a smoked meat, and savory thread. There is great texture, depth, balance and a fantastic richness to this wine. I think this is my favorite Stolen Horse we have made yet and am proud of our entire winemaking and growing team!

Appellation
Walla Walla Valley
Blend profile
96% Syrah
4% Viognier (co-ferment)
Walla Walla Valley vineyard sources
Lefore
Kenny Hill
Loess
Barrel/aging program
Aged for 17 months in 20% concrete “tulipes”, 500L puncheons, and small French oak barrels.
Production
Bottling Date: January 2020
Release Date: Fall 2020
Alcohol: 14.1%
Retail Price: $58
Cases Produced: 800
Cellaring recommendation
5 years from vintage year or up to 15-20 years

"I believe this new Syrah is a staff favorite of ours and I couldn’t agree more. Hedonistic, this wine jumps out of the glass with blue and black fruits, lots of smoked meat and wild game, menthol, and a small touch of minerality."

Josh McDaniels, CEO & DIRECTOR OF WINEMAKING