2014 Darkness Syrah

2014 Darkness Syrah
2014 Darkness Syrah

94 Wine Advocate
92 Wine & Spirits ("2013 Year's Best")
91 Wine Enthusiast (2013)
92 Wine Spectator (2013)
92 Wine Advocate (2013)

Tasting notes

Once again Willy Wonka and his squad of Oompa Loompas has kicked out a ridiculously deelish version of Darkness. It's an inky, deep monster of a thing with tons of blackberry, black olive, black pepper and scorched (black) earth.  Bright acidity balances all the hefty richness nicely, allowing its beautiful purity and fine tannin to shine through. Golden Ticket anyone?

 

Vintage2014
VarietalSyrah
Varietal Composition100% Syrah
AppellationYakima Valley
VineyardBoushey and Olsen
Acid0.54g/100mL
PH3.86
AgingAged in 40% new French oak. Racked to blend prior to bottling.Dargaud & Jaegle and Ermitage 500 liter puncheons Cooperage
Fermentation25% whole cluster fermentation. Maximum temp. 88°F. D-254, Rockpile 15 yeasts)
Residual Sugar0.05
Alcohol14.50%
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced322

Vineyard Sources:
Boushey 70%,
Olsen 30%

Elevation:
Boushey Syrah 1360 ft.,
Olsen Syrah 984 Ft.

Harvest Dates:
Boushey Syrah 10/16/14,
Olsen Syrah 9/29/14
 

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