2016 K Skull Syrah

2016 K Skull Syrah

Price: $150.00

Chapter two. As the aromas lift, I can't turn the page fast enough. Black plum, cool ash, velvet drapes, dense yet airy with room for everything. The everything…crushed stone, sandalwood, black olive. The texture as smooth as the pages of a well-aged book. Truly poetry. My poem. - Charles

98 Points, Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate (v2007)
“Also from the Stone Ridge Vineyard on the Royal Slope, it was aged in 20% new oak with some stems. It is a more brooding effort with aromas of earth, underbrush, truffle, Asian spices, incense, and blueberry. It is slightly more struc- tured with a bit more density and richness. Give it 6-8 years of additional bottle age and drink 2017 to 2032.”

The vineyards we work with are farmed using the most up to date sustainable practices.

Stoneridge (100%): Alluvial fan gravel bed, the site rests above the flood plain of the Columbia River. Under the topsoil is a layer of caliche and basalt 6-12’’ deep, creating a calcium and iron rich media that forces roots to struggle.

The 2016 vintage started early and warm in Washington State. When summer arrived, the season saw cooler evenings that helped retain acidity, extended the growing and ripening period into September and October. This allowed the fruit to gain more complexity and deeper charm without sacrificing the acid or producing higher alcohol content. The vintage has created deeply rich and focused wines that we will be able to enjoy for a long time to come.

MIN QTY: 2 bottles MAX QTY: Unlimited (while supplies last)