2019 Canvasback Red Mountain Washington State Syrah
With a dry, desert-like climate, ideal southwest-facing slopes, and significant day and nighttime temperature swings, Red Mountain produces wines of unparalleled depth and structure. Crafted using grapes from Red Mountain’s most exceptional vineyards, this robust and alluring Syrah offers luxurious layers of blackberry, blueberry and anise, underscored by sophisticated notes of granite minerality and savory layers of grilled meat and dried herbs.
Combining weight and power with plush edges and a velvet-soft texture, this luxurious Syrah showcases aromas of brambly fruit, boysenberry, cherry compote and blackberry pie, with underlying hints of scorched earth, flint and grilled meats. On the palate, it is mouth-filling and indulgent, with juicy, generous berry flavors, a savory core and sophisticated hints of dusty minerals and pink peppercorns that linger throughout a long, fascinating finish.
Heavy winter snowfall in 2019 led to well-irrigated soils and a late budbreak. The relatively cool weather continued throughout spring and summer with temperatures in the high 80s to low 90s, and only a few days over 100º F. This allowed for beautiful flavor development balanced by ideal acid retention, producing elegant and age-worthy wines with lovely energy and character, supple tannins and bright, juicy flavors.
0.56 g/100 ml
Aged 16 months in 100% French oak 35% new, 65% neutral
Fermented 100% destemmed, then left to age on malolactic lees for 2 months. Blended at first racking, then aged for 14 more months without racking until final assembly. Stirred on lees during first two months of aging.