Duck Pond Syrah
Deep purple color. The nose is rich and fruity with the scents of freshly crushed black and red berries with complimenting notes of brown spices, cola, earth, and oak. The palate echoes the nose being rich with blackberry jam with a nice balancing note of acid and accents of spice and earth. Shows the balance, complexity, and style of Syrah costing twice as much and more.
$30.00 / Bottle $360.00 / Case
Founded in 1993, Duck Pond Cellars owns and operates 840 acres of vineyards in the valleys of northern Oregon and slopes of eastern Washington. Growing in these
diverse climates allows Duck Pond Cellars to produce the best quality fruit for a
wide selection of wines.
The vines making this wine are grown in Desert Wind Vineyard which is located in Eastern Washington on the Wahluke Slope. This site is considered a zone 3, the hottest in the Columbia Valley. The 480-acre vineyard is a southern facing block with a 2% down hill slope. The soil is very shallow and rocky and the vines are irrigated with and underground drip system. Double catch wires are used to increase air circulation during the growing season. Leaf pulling and cluster thinning are important steps in aiding the ripening of the grapes.
The 2011 growing season was long and warm, yielding very ripe, intensely concentrated Syrah fruit. The grapes were gently destemmed and fermented to allow for maximum extraction of color and aroma. This wine was aged in oak barrels for 21 months.