Origin: United States
- Walla Walla Valley
All of the grapes for the Rediviva of the Stones come from the organic-certified Rockgarden Estate—a site the winery selected and developed specifically for this wine. Rockgarden is named for the famed basalt cobblestones
that make this alluvial section of Walla Walla Valley so renowned for winegrowing.
Vintage & Harvest: While a cold winter and a cool spring helped to keep yields naturally low, we also applied careful pruning and did fruit drops both to maintain vine balance and to allow the vines to focus on ripening. As a result, we achieved full ripeness in all our varieties. Beautiful weather during harvest allowed us to pick each variety exactly when we wanted. We harvested our Tablas Creek clone of syrah on October 13th, with our Joseph Phelps clone coming in on October 17th. Our cabernet was harvested on October 26th, and our mourvèdre ended harvest, arriving in the winery on Halloween.
Both savory and sweet, with lovely depth and density, abundant dark cherry and spice notes and a compelling minerality derived from the “Stones,” this is an exciting expression of our Rockgarden Estate. In both the nose and on the palate, the syrah brings lush red fruit, with deep raspberry, plum and cherry layers. The cabernet adds lovely high-toned floral notes, as well as substantial mid-palate weight, with the mourvèdre contributing nuanced spice elements of white pepper and oregano. The long, harmonious finish is impeccably balanced by the wine’s signature minerality.
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