2019 Gravitas Estate Syrah
93% Syrah (30% whole cluster; clone 470 and Joseph Phelps 50% ea.), co-fermented with 7% Viognier
Date Harvested: October 4, 2019
Brix: 24.9, pH: 4.0, T.A.: 5.2 g/l
Fermentation Style: Co-Fermentation Syrah & Viognier; Neutral Open-Topped French Oak Barrels
Days on Skins: 10
Yeast: Syrah Yeast
Nutrients: DAP, Fermaid K
ML Strain: PN4
Aging Protocol: 19 Months - 70% New French Oak
Bottled: June 2019
Great Northwest Wine: Platinum - 93 points
For the second time in three years, Denis Hyatt, a product of Walla Walla Community College's winemaking program, has produced a Platinum with Syrah from his estate downstream from McNary Dam. Once again, it's a supple and elegant example of Syrah, one that offers classic notes of cured meat, blackberry jam, black pepper, and lasting pulse of blueberry juice.
NW Wine Panel: 91 points
This tiny production wine is coming into its own after a bit of time to integrate after bottling. The wine is becoming softer and richer, with dark berry fruits and a touch of very dark chocolate, coconut, and just a bit of bramble and savory notes. While there are tannins, they linger mostly on the finish, while the ripe Horse Heaven Vineyard fruit takes the lead.
91 points in the $25 to $35 category - The Wine Panel (December 2, 2021)
Bellingham NW Wine Festival: Gold
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