2017 Stolen Horse

2017
Stolen Horse

Winemaker 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

"As always, our goal with this wine is to simply make the best red wine possible from our estate vineyards—no varietal designation—just pure estate greatness."

Josh McDaniels, CEO & Director of Winemaking