The 2016 growing season started fast and furious with an early bud break and we expected a repeat of 2015, the warmest vintage on record for WA State. Thankfully, temperatures dropped in early June and through the rest of the summer.
This vintage of our Facon Rouge is 100% Syrah from the Blue Mountain Vineyard in Walla Walla. Big, bold, yet smooth!
The Syrah was in 53% American oak and 47% French oak, all neutral barrels.
Generous, ripe and dark fruit.
NOSE: bright and spicy aromas of blueberries, lavender and smoke peppers
MOUTH: plum, pomegranate, white pepper, medium bodied
PAIRING: grilled lamb with chimichurri, spaghetti Bolognese