2019 Bare Knuckle Syrah (750ml)
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2019 Bare Knuckle Syrah
Weinbau Vineyard - (AVA-Wahluke Slope, WA) &
Coyote Canyon Vineyard - (AVA-Columbia Valley, WA)
14.5% Alc. by volume
**SILVER - 2022 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition**
**SILVER - 2023 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition**
Name Origin: Bare Knuckle Syrah (BKS) showcases winemaker Pam’s patience and passion for her favorite grape – Syrah.
This 2019 Bare Knuckle Syrah vintage is simply stunning – and she’s already starting to amass the hardware like her sisters of earlier vintages. Released 3 years after picking…she’s fresh, young, and gorgeous right now – and she’ll age beautifully (and up to 10 years) with good cellaring.
Our 2019 Bare Knuckle Syrah resulted from the coming together of Syrah clones from 2 award-winning vineyards – Weinbau Vineyard on the Wahluke Slope, and Coyote Canyon Vineyard in the Columbia Valley. We produce six barrels of BKS every year – 3 aged in French oak, and 3 in American oak barrels – which are combined right before bottling. That unique winemaking/barreling technique is ONLY done with BKS – and tends to bring strong barrel qualities to this wine which helps the wine age beautifully!
Similar to its older sisters, notice BKS’s translucent rim hinting at its age-worthiness. Ripe, beautiful dark fruit greets you on the nose along with lovely caramel and cinnamon oak qualities. There is LOTS GOING ON with this wine – and we encourage you to take your time to tease out its beautiful qualities. A slight “sparkle” on the tip of your tongue surprises you – an unexpectedly pleasant fizzy entrance indicating a great balance of acids to tannins. On the palate, ripe jammy blackberry, currant, white pepper, and spice box fills your mouth and invites you to hold the wine an extra beat in your mouth before you swallow. Note that the dark fruit hangs in your mid-palate for days - and BKS finishes with the same tartness and the typical dry finish of a great and age-worthy Washington Syrah.
They say, “Big Wine / Big Food”! BKS will pair beautifully with a Leg of Lamb with Rosemary and Herbs de Provence. Consider pairing BKS with roasted Pork Shoulder, Steak Kabobs, or your favorite Meatloaf recipe.
We expect, in short order, that our ’19 Bare Knuckle Syrah will start amassing its share of medals as Pam has won 9 Gold Medals and 5 Silver Medals for previous BKS vintages! Consider yourself a de facto medal winner when you take home a few bottles of Adrice Wines’ 2019 Bare Knuckle Syrah!