2016 H/H Estates Buck Syrah
Horse Heaven Hills AVA
September 20st, 2016
Aug 14th, 2018
Dark and rich color with noticeable legs. The flavors are fruit forward with a nice bit of oak to add length and texture. The warm 16 vintage is showing great fruit. Some dried red fruits and crushed pepper notes.
Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard AVA: Horse Heaven Hills Grower Degree Days: 3262 Precipitation: 7.1 inches Pick Date: September 20st, 2016
Syrah isn’t something we take lightly around here. It has color, fruit, complexity and a velvety finish. We always use this wine as the base for our Tres Cruces blend. We select fruit from a few different blocks and pick out the top barrels for this pure Syrah release. 100% French oak adds the complexity and elegant tannins we are looking for. This wine is drinking great now and will age well for a decade. After fermentation a portion of the Syrah was aged in large Punchon Barrels. The larger oak barrel gives a softer oak note to the wine.