Oldest Syrah plantings in the Walla Walla Valley, southeastern facing slopes, slightly cooler site in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. Tightly wound for a long life. Roasted earth, lavender, dried herb, and cured meat. Serious pedigree, serious wine.
Another wine that overachieves is the 2013 Syrah Morrison Lane. Easily the best vintage of this cuvee to date, it has a killer bouquet of olive tapenade, grounded, peppered meats and a core of darker fruits. Medium to full-bodied, seamless, elegant and with fine tannin, it’s terrific and will drink nicely for 10-15 years.
“Distinctly minerally, with wet stone and salty overtones to the rich plum and blackberry fruit, merging harmoniously on the powerful finish as this persists beautifully.