Revelry Syrah Block 19 2019, Weinbau Vineyard, Wahluke Slope, Washington

The Aerials Series includes seven wines, each produced from a single-clone of a single-variety, and sourced from a single vineyard site – they are unblended, unfined and unfiltered. The wines collectively display continuity in purity and quality; individually they prove the incredible diversity possible here in Washington State. They are the ultimate expression of varietal and place. “The Block 19 Syrah from Weinbau Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope was the first Syrah to exhibit the qualities we were looking for from the variety. Made from the 877 clone, with its ‘roots’ (pun intended) in Southern France, this Syrah is produced with a focus on minimal intervention. We leave it on its lees for an extended period of time, stirring those lees early in its cellaring. The wine will spend 22-24 months in barrel. It is unfined, unfiltered, with an incredibly dark yet lively fruit, and a smoky aromatic.”