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Delmas Syrah | Walla Walla Valley
2015

This wine has a captivating bouquet of huckleberry, blackberry, violets, white pepper, garrigue with subtle hints of black olive, smoked meat, and smoldering incense. Like the 2014 Delmas Syrah, this wine has exquisite balance coupled with a seductive texture. The wine shows incredible complexity on the palate: blackberry, raspberry, stony minerality, white pepper, dark chocolate with nuances of nutmeg and roasted herbs. The elegantly long finish echoes tones of huckleberry, white pepper, espresso, and truffles. While this wine will pair beautifully with a variety of dishes, it is also a wine for contemplation and reflection. The refreshing acidity and structure suggests good aging potential. With proper cellaring, the wine will gain complexity each year and should reach maturity in approximately 8-10 years, and hold for approximately 15+ years.

 91.4% Syrah, 8.6% Viognier from SJR Vineyard
130 Cases Released 2017 (Fall)

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 3.9
  • TA 5.75 g/L
  • Cold soak 142 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

 

Recent Vintages

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Delmas Syrah | Walla Walla Valley
2014

Very complex bouquet of damson plums, violets, blueberry, blackberry, garrigue, black olive and smoldering incense. This is a wine of exquisite balance and seductive texture. The beautifully ripe tannins and lively acidity provide the framework for successful aging. The aromatic complexity follows through nicely on the palate: blackberry, raspberry, bacon fat, sage, white pepper, allspice, dark chocolate, and stony minerality. The protracted finish echoes violet-like floral tones with hints of blueberry, espresso and truffles. This wine will satisfy the intellect as well as the palate. It will likely gain in complexity each year, reach maturity in approximately 8-10 years and hold for approximately 15+ years.

91.7% Syrah | 8.3% Viognier from SJR Vineyard
150 Cases Released 2016 (Fall)

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

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Alcohol 14.0%
  • pH 3.9
  • TA 5.81 g/L
  • Cold soak 136 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
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Delmas Syrah | Walla Walla Valley
2013

The 2013 Delmas Syrah offers a beautiful deep purple color with complex aromatics of smoldering incense, violets, minerals, black plum and black raspberry with nuances of sage, white pepper, bacon fat and vanilla. It is unmistakably rich and seductive on the palate with flavors of blackberry, truffles, spice, scorched earth, bacon fat, dark chocolate and minerals. Hints of espresso, white pepper and stony minerality linger beautifully on the finish. This terroir-driven wine possesses all of the characteristics of a great wine: complex aromatics, beautiful initial attack, layered mid-palate, long length and exquisite balance. Properly cellared, this wine will reward the patient collector; it will likely gain in complexity each year and reach maturity in approximately 10 years. It should provide excellent drinking for the next 15-20 years.

91.9% Syrah | 8.1% Viognier from SJR Vineyard
150 Cases Released 2015 (Summer)

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

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Alcohol 14.5%
  • pH 3.9
  • TA 5.72 g/L
  • Cold soak 144 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

 

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Delmas Syrah | Walla Walla Valley
2012

 

The 2012 Delmas Syrah has a lovely brilliant purple color with gorgeous aromatics of violets, minerals, black raspberry and incense. Adding to the aromatic complexity are subtle nuances of lavender, thyme and vanilla. The palate offers equally dazzling complexity: blackberry, black raspberry, dark chocolate, lavender, black pepper, espresso, earth, minerals and truffles. The fine-grained, supple tannins and high level of glycerol contribute to a rich, seductive mouth feel, while the lively acidity refreshes the palate with each sip. This terroir-driven wine exhibits great length with a stony, mineral- dominant finish. The wine is enjoyable now but will benefit from proper cellaring; it will likely hit maturity in 8-10 years.

92.5% Syrah | 7.5% Viognier from SJR Vineyard
50 Cases Released 2014 (Summer)

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

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Alcohol 14.0%
  • pH 3.9
  • TA 5.7 g/L
  • Cold soak 138 hours
  • Punchdowns 2-3 times/day during fermentation
  • Aged sur lie for 18 months in French Oak
  • Oak profile is 60% new French oak (Troncais) and 40% neutral French oak
  • Racked once prior to bottling
  • Unfined
  • Unfiltered
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Delmas Syrah | Walla Walla Valley
2011

 

The gorgeous aromatics showcase a beautiful expression of terroir – laden with notes of crushed rock, mineral, earth, truffle, incense, smoked meat, sage and lavender. The palate presents a decadent texture with cashmere-like tannins. Earth, crushed rock, red cherry, blackberry, black pepper, smoked meat and hints of mint gently unfold across the palate, culminating in a seductively long finish. The wine is concentrated and dense, without any sense of heaviness; it is the epitome of grace and elegance. Properly cellared, this wine should evolve beautifully for the next 12-15 years.

94% Syrah | 4% Viognier | 2% Grenache from SJR Vineyard
45 Cases Released 2013 (Summer)

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

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Alcohol 12.5%
  • pH 3.88
  • TA 5.9 g/L
  • Cold soak 128 hours
  • Punchdowns 2-3 times/day during fermentation
  • Aged sur lie for 15 months in French oak
  • Oak profile is 50% new French oak (Troncais) and 50% neutral French oak
  • No rackings
  • Unfined
  • Unfiltered
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Delmas Syrah | Walla Walla Valley
2010

 

The wine exhibits beautiful structure, complexity and length. The enticing bouquet offers kirsch, blackberry, earth, truffle, vanilla and a hint of lavender. The palate’s silky texture and very fine tannins envelop flavors of blackberry, black cherry, black pepper, vanilla, mint, minerals and earth. The resonant, silky, mineral-driven finish lingers for well over a minute. This elegantly structured Syrah is a testament to the unique terroir of “The Rocks District” within the Walla Walla Valley AVA.

93% Syrah | 4% Viognier | 3% Grenache from SJR Vineyard
45 Cases Released 2012 (Summer)

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

TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Alcohol 14.6%
  • pH 3.9
  • TA 5.6 g/L
  • Cold soak 96 hours
  • Punchdowns 2-3 times/day during fermentation
  • Aged sur lie for 8 months
  • Aged 15 months in French oak
  • Oak profile is 50% new French oak (Troncais) and 50% neutral French oak
  • 2 rackings approximately 6 months apart
  • Unfined
  • Unfiltered