Delmas Syrah | Walla Walla Valley
The 2017 is slightly more profound than the 2016 Delmas Syrah. Greatly nuanced, and complex. SJR vineyard is really hitting its stride. There is a noticeable pick up in flavor density without accompanying heaviness. The aromatics are enthralling: kirsch, black plums, grilled herbs, wild flowers, hoisin, nutmeg, star anise, and blackstrap molasses. The richly fruited palate with accompanying savory elements captures one’s attention and interest. The primary fruit flavors of framboise, kirsch, and black plum are nicely counterbalanced with notes of white pepper, smoked game, bacon fat, baking spices, and black truffle. The finish is very long, and echoes notes of wild flowers, Asian spices, black truffle, and bacon fat. If you are able to show patience (and it will be difficult!) you will be rewarded with additional complexity each year. The wine should reach maturity in approximately 8-10 years and hold for approximately 15+ years.
91.5% Syrah, 8.5% Viognier from SJR Vineyard
340 Cases Produced
We strongly recommend opening Delmas Syrah a minimum of 2-3 hours before enjoying and decant if possible.
Enjoy slightly cool (60 degrees).
- Alcohol 14.5%
- pH 3.9
- TA 5.7 g/L
- Cold soak 153 hours
- Punchdowns 2-3 times/day during fermentation
- Aged sur lie for 14 months in French Oak
- Oak profile is 60% new French oak (Troncais) and 40% neutral French oak
- Racked once prior to bottling