Echolands Winery Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2019
|Region||United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley|
Our commitment to Walla Walla Valley is steadfast; our block of Les Collines Vineyard is here supplemented by fruit from the stonier areas of the Walla Walla Valley. Our preference for only light amounts of new oak had to accommodate the richer Syrah style that the "stones" produces, but we stayed true to our use of only 500L French puncheons.
Precise and elegantly structured, with multilayered boysenberry, forest floor and crushed stone flavors that build richness and tension toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2030.
A blend of 98% Syrah and 2% Viognier from the Less Collines and Elle's Vineyard in Walla Walla, the 2019 Syrah Walla Walla is a pretty, elegant, medium-bodied wine offering subtle yet outstanding aromas and flavors of spiced red fruits, leafy herbs, new leather, and dried flowers. It builds nicely on the palate, has supple tannins, and again, shines for its balance and purity more than outright power. It's a beautiful wine from this estate.
This elegant, lighter bodied Syrah, with silky tannins and a smooth mouthfeel, is a delight to sip and contemplate. Blackberry aromas dominate, with tiny amounts of lemon and marjoram to keep them company. Black-cherry, white-peach, bittersweet dark-chocolate and basil flavors last a long time.