Estate Syrah

2013 Estate Syrah

Beautiful berry flavors and fresh, lively dark fruit blend together in this vintage of Syrah. Jay's classic balance of acidity and tannin shine through.

Local artwork for this label was provided by the Dayton Historical Depot Society, and shows a picture of a gas-powered passenger train car just down the tracks from our winery at the turn of the 20th century.

*91 points, The Wine Spectator Magazine

Price: $34 PURCHASE


OLDER VINTAGES

2012 Estate Syrah

The concentration on this wine is immediately apparent, with dark cherries and tobacco leaf. More notes include black pepper and anise. This wine has bright acidity for a Syrah—making it easy to pair with food—but a great mouthfeel and silky tannins.

Local artwork for this label was provided by the Dayton Historical Depot Society, and shows a picture of a gas-powered passenger train car just down the tracks from our winery at the turn of the 20th century.

*Top 100 Wines, Seattle Met Magazine, September 2015
*92 points, The Wine Enthusiast Magazine
*91 points, The Wine Spectator Magazine
*19/20 points, Rand Sealey's Review of Washington Wines

Price: SOLD OUT

Blend: 100% Syrah
Cases produced: 170
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Vineyards: Minnick Hills Vineyard, Breezy Slope Vineyard, Nostra Terra Vineyard
Winemaker: Jay DeWitt
Oak Regime: In oak barrels for 16 months: 10% New American Oak, 10% New French Oak, 80% Neutral Barrels
Alcohol: 14.7%
Bottled: April 1, 2014
Released: September 1, 2014


2011 Estate Syrah

Intriguing notes of volcanic ash mix with vanilla bean, currants and hints of bacon fat in this juicy wine. The full-bodied richness of this wine coats your mouth and lingers on the mid-palate. A pleasing finish—characteristic of the wines from Dumas Station—leaves you satisfied, yet wanting another sip.

Local artwork for this label was provided by the Dayton Historical Depot Society, and shows a picture of a gas-powered passenger train car just down the tracks from our winery.

*91 points, The Wine Spectator Magazine

Price: $34

Blend: 92% Syrah, 8% Petite Sirah
Cases produced: 90
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Vineyards: Breezy Slope Vineyard, Nostra Terra Vineyard, Stone Tree Vineyard
Winemaker & Vineyard Manager: Jay DeWitt
Oak Regime: In oak barrels for 18 months: 5% New American Oak, 5% New French Oak, 90% Neutral Barrels Alcohol: 14.9%
Bottled: June 14, 2013
Released: November 1, 2013


2010 Estate Syrah

We were delighted to have our 2009 Estate Syrah tie for 1st place in Wine Press Northwest Magazine’s annual Syrah judging this year, and we are even more excited about this new release.

Grapes for this wine come again from two of our estate vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley. Minnick Hills Vineyard, located at the northern end of the AVA, is one of the warmer sites in the valley, creating ripe fruit that adds to the complexity of this wine. Breezy Slope Vineyard, running up the Blue Mountains, is a higher and cooler site with relatively heavy soils. Both sites bring unique flavor and structure to this wine.

This third release of Syrah features notes of black pepper, blackberries and nutmeg. Crisp tannins and bright acidity create balance and a solid structure, finding almost every part of the palate.

*90 points, The Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Price: SOLD OUT

Blend: 100% Syrah
Cases produced: 100
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Vineyards: Minnick Hills Vineyard, Breezy Slope Vineyard
Winemaker & Vineyard Manager: Jay DeWitt
Oak Regime: Aged 18 months in neutral French and American oak barrels
Alcohol: 15.5%
Bottled: September 23, 2011
Released: November 3, 2012


2009 Estate Syrah

Grapes for this wine come from two of our estate vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley. Minnick Hills Vineyard, located at the northern end of the AVA, is one of the warmer sites in the valley, creating ripe fruit that adds to the complexity of this wine. Breezy Slope Vineyard, running up the Blue Mountains, is a higher and cooler site with relatively heavy soils. Both sites bring unique flavor and structure to this enchanting blend.

A dense, rich wine, offering scents of ripe blackberries and currants that mingle with bacon, leather, and a touch of minerality. Mouth-filling fruit flavors are balanced with good acidity and a long, expressive finish.

Blend: 100% Syrah
Cases produced: 100
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Vineyards: Minnick Hills Vineyard, Breezy Slope Vineyard
Winemaker & Vineyard Manager: Jay DeWitt
Oak Regime: Aged ten months in 2 year old French oak barrels and American oak barrels
Alcohol: 15.4%
Bottled: September 26, 2010
Released: September 1, 2011
Price: SOLD OUT

*First Place (tie, out of 140 wines), Wine Press Northwest Magazine
*90 points, The Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Blend: 100% Syrah
Cases produced: 110
Appellation: Walla Walla Valley
Vineyards: Nostra Terra Vineyard, Breezy Slope Vineyard
Winemaker: Jay DeWitt
Oak Regime: 100% Neutral Barrels
Alcohol: 14.5%
Bottled: September 2, 2015
Released: March 5, 2016