2018 Bare Knuckle Syrah (750ml)
2018 Bare Knuckle Syrah
14.8% Alc. by volume
Weinbau Vineyard - (AVA-Wahluke Slope, WA) & Coyote Canyon Vineyard - (AVA-Columbia Valley, WA)
**GOLD - 2021 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition**
Name Origin: Bare Knuckle Syrah showcases winemaker Pam’s patience and passion for her favorite grape – Syrah.
When your predecessor (Adrice Wines' 2017 Bare Knuckle Syrah) wins 5 GOLD and 1 SILVER medal in its lifetime, any newly-released wine might feel a bit shy stepping off the blocks. But SURPRISE...our 2018 Bare Knuckle Syrah has already won its first GOLD medal in the 2021 San Francisco Chronicle wine competition - and it wasn't even released yet!!! We're so proud of our '18 Syrah!
Lovingly called BKS within these four walls, our 2018 Syrah resulted from the coming together of Syrah clones from 2 award-winning vineyards. Take your time with this gem...relish its complex nose and flavors...we promise it will taste completely different if you sip some now - and come back for a taste 15 minutes later. Similar to its older sister, notice its translucent rim hinting at its age-worthiness.
Aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels - see if you can find herbal/floral notes of eucalyptus, lavender, sassafras, and camphor right next to espresso, canned milk, and caramel on the nose. The espresso and caramel notes carry through on the palate where tons of plum, blueberry, blackberry, and bramble burst through with a honey/leather finish. BKS packs a punch to the mid and back-palate, but you'll notice it doesn't have a tremendously long finish. All the better we say...because this wine will showcase beautifully with food!
Smoked Gouda Carbonara, braised beef, smoked leg of lamb, or basically any barbecue meat, and a glass or bottle of BKS will set you up perfectly for a night with family and friends. We expect, in short order, that our ’18 Bare Knuckle Syrah will start amassing its share of hardware. We’ve lost count as to how many medals Pam’s Syrah’s have won. Consider yourself a de facto medal winner when you take home a few bottles of Adrice Wines’ 2018 Bare Knuckle Syrah!