Syrah, Basket Pressed, Puncheon Aged - Columbia Valley
Adding to the bag of tricks as we go along fine tuning winemaking procedures, I've combined 2 favorite methods. The old school "Basket Press" for gentle extraction and aging in giant oak casks called "Puncheons". The press giving rich flavors without overpressing and the barrel giving luxurious oak, without overwhelming the fruit. Both are super traditional European ways that were learned over centuries of trial. Goes great with dinner cooked on the grill! A traditional style Syrah with notes of game, spice, and dark fruit.