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2014 SOLD OUT CE Vineyards Syrah

2014 SOLD OUT CE Vineyards Syrah

WINERY/WINE CLUB ONLY, don’t miss it.Minimal wine maker intervention (not fined, not filtered) so as to not interfere with this great Stillwater Creek Syrah. The fruit flavors were so defined I decided not to use any new oak. Aged for 18 months in once and twice used French barrels the fruit character literally jumps from the glass. Dark, nearly black color. Red and black fruit. Powerful center, long spicy finish. 97 cases produced, Winery/Wine club only, don’t miss it.

$40.00 per Bottle
$480.00 per Case
 

Our first Stillwater Creek Vineyard Syrah was not in the plan but we are excited to have it and a little story about why we did. The message I always convey is that vineyards are the key. Great vineyards produce great wine. Plain and simple, Stillwater Creek is a great vineyard and has improved every year under the direction of Ed Kelly.

The story goes like this; I was at the vineyard doing the normal due diligence prior to harvest when Ed directed me over to a row of Syrah. In all the vineyards I have seen over the last 30+ years I have never seen more prefect fruit. This row looked like a phalanx of Roman soldiers all in a perfect line with no discernable differences. As it turns out this row was hand pruned by Ed as a teaching demonstration for his crew. Just so happened this row was unsold, I bought it on the spot. We nick-named this wine Ed’s Syrah. The fruit flavors were so defined I decided not to use any new oak.

Aged for 18 months in once and twice used French barrels the fruit character literally jumps from the glass. Dark, nearly black color. Red and black fruit. Powerful center, long spicy finish. Minimal wine maker intervention (not fined, not filtered) so as to not interfere with this great Stillwater Creek Syrah.

97 cases produced, Winery/Wine club only, don’t miss it.

Vineyard Designation

SWC
Vintage 2014
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Other Red Wines
Appellation Columbia Valley
Size 750 ml