2017 'Ginger Man' Syrah
95% Syrah・5% Grenache
Horse Heaven Hills - Phinny Hill Vineyard
Released 2/1/20 ・ 101 Cases ・ 14.5% ALC
Bold aromas of blackberry bramble, black plum, and sweet tobacco followed by hints of black pepper, eucalyptus, and orange peel. A rich and vibrant palate with silky flavors of black cherry, blackberry sauce, semi-sweet chocolate, juicy citrus, and baking spices. The finish is long and peppery with lingering tannin structure.
Ratings + Awards
91 pts - Wine Spectator
Double Gold - 2018 Wine Press NW Platinum Judging
Gold - 2018 NW Wine Summit
Silver - 2018 Great Northwest Wine Invitational
Gold - 2018 Cascadia Wine Competition
The first Horse Heaven Hills edition of our "Ginger Man" Syrah. This handcrafted Syrah was whole-berry fermented in small bins for approximately 12 days, followed by 10 days of extended maceration to optimize phenolic and flavor extraction. After 18 months of barrel aging, we blended our Syrah with a small amount of Grenache to add richness and spice.