Sleight of Hand Levitation
|Region||United States, Washington, Columbia Valley|
|Brand||Sleight of Hand|
The 2015 Levitation Syrah is 100% Syrah from two stellar vineyards. It is 70% Lewis Vineyard, in the Yakima Valley AVA, and 30% Les Collines Vineyard, in the Walla Walla AVA. Aged for 16 months in all French oak (20% new French oak), the final blend includes about 30% whole cluster, foot-stomped bunches. The resulting wine is exotic and aromatic. Dark-purple/magenta in color, it is full of pungent wild red raspberry and blackberry aromas and flavors, hints of caramel, bright floral notes, savory herbal and pepper undertones, perfectly integrated fine-grained tannins, and fresh acidity. The finish is persistent and lengthy, and this wine should age beautifully for the next 10-12 years.