Powers Syrah 2017, Columbia Valley, Washington

Second generation winemaker Greg Powers has a deep affinity for the Columbia Valley and its viticulture. He grew up in the region’s spectacular farm country and helped his father Bill plant and manage Badger Mountain Vineyard. Powers wines are creatively blended and crafted to showcase Washington State’s distinctive vineyards and robust and diverse microclimates. 2017 vintage – 88.5% Syrah, 9% Merlot, 2.5% Viognier. The components that make up the 2017 vintage of Syrah were harvested from early October to early November, which gave us a great range of brix and acid with which to work.The Viognier and Syrah were co-fermented alongside the Merlot in sainless pright fermenters with PDM yeast used on all lots. We then aged the wine for 22 months in 8% new, 50% 2nd use, and 42% in neutral 59-gallon French oak barrels. French Oak barrels. Layered aromatics of huckleberry, blueberry, and currant mingle with a touch of complex leather and dried tobacco on the nose. The wine explodes on the palate with flavors of lush bllueberry, black liorice alongside a touch of herbs and spice. This Syrah has an incredibly savory sensation with firm structure and acidity that leads into a finish of fine integrated silky tannins.