Sleight of Hand Cellars was launched in 2007 by Jerry and Sandy Solomon, along with Trey Busch, who had been making the wines for a small Walla Walla winery. Sleight of Hand Cellars has but one focus, and that is to craft exceptional wines from exceptional vineyards in the State of Washington. 100% Syrah from Lewis Vineyard, in the Yakima Valley AVA, and Les Collines Vineyard, in the Walla Walla AVA. Aged for 16 months in a combination of concrete tank, neutral French oak and 25% new French oak, the final blend includes about 17% whole cluster, foot-stomped bunches. The resulting wine is exotic and aromatic. Dark-purple/magenta/neon in color, it is full of ripe raspberry, blackberry, and dark cherry aromas and flavors, buoyed by bright floral notes, and savory herbal and pepper undertones; all of which is backed by perfectly integrated fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. The finish is persistent and lengthy, and this wine should age beautifully for the next 10-15 years.