Considering that the Braunel and Johnson families named their wine club “The Stained Tooth Society,” it’s never a surprise when this Syrah merits our top rating. A key component is StoneTree Vineyard – Tedd Wildman’s site on the sultry Wahluke Slope – but there’s also the influence of Dusted Valley’s Stoney Vine in The Rocks District and Breezy Slope – another Walla Walla Valley that’s earning a reputation for Rhône varieties. Co-fermented with Viognier (2%), there’s a density to the nose of dark blue fruit that offers a bit of smokiness. The drink is juicy, dense and delicious with blackberry and black cherry. Sandy tannins and a long acid-driven finish makes room for cocoa powder and earthiness.
Production: 576 cases
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