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Delmas Syrah | Walla Walla Valley
2018

The 2018 Delmas Syrah is intensely perfumed with notes of kirsch, boysenberry, huckleberry, bacon fat, grilled herbs, savory truffle, forest floor, and nuances of violets. Broad and concentrated on the palate with amazing complexity: cassis, kirsch, white pepper, smoked meat, black olive, hints of tar, dark chocolate, and Asian spices. The flavors continue to develop in the glass over the course of the evening. This wine beautifully marries power and finesse with luxurious, fine-grained tannins and a seamless finish that showcases the unique Rocks District minerality. The wine should reach maturity in approximately 8-10 years; hold for approximately 15+ years.

91.3% Syrah, 8.7% Viognier from SJR Vineyard

510 Cases Allocated

We strongly recommend opening Delmas Syrah a minimum of 2-3 hours before enjoying and decant if possible.

Enjoy slightly cool (60 degrees).

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Alcohol 14.5%
  • pH 3.96
  • TA 5.8 g/L
  • Cold soak 161 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
  • Unfined
  • Unfiltered

Delmas Viognier | Walla Walla Valley
2018

The 2018 Delmas Viognier is a riveting wine. Pale yellow-gold color, with a captivating bouquet of white peach, honeysuckle, Anjou pear, tangerine zest, and saffron. The well delineated, juicy palate offers notes of Meyer lemon, nectarine, Anjou pear, candied fig and nuances of smoky minerality, marzipan, and ginger. The wine is broad and expansive on the palate yet the vibrant, energetic feel of the wine leaves an overall impression that is best summed up by the word ethereal. The strikingly long finish is beautifully focused with resonating floral and mineral tones. The wine is almost impossible to resist now but it should benefit from short term cellaring.

100% Viognier from SJR Vineyard

51 Cases Allocated (SOLD OUT)

Enjoy cool (45-48 degrees).

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Alcohol 13.1%
  • pH 3.67
  • TA 5.2 g/L
  • Barrel fermented
  • Punchdowns 2-3 times/day during fermentation
  • Aged sur lie for 14 months in French Oak
  • Oak profile is 50% new French oak (Troncais), 50% neutral French oak
  • Racked once prior to bottling
  • Unfined
  • Unfiltered