The 2019 Armstrong is a classic Walla Walla Syrah. A dark ruby hue elicits hints of the dark cherry aromas to come. Enticing aromas of ripe red and black fruit lead into flavors of blackberry, tobacco, bacon, and olives on the palate. 16 months in 50% new French oak lends cedar and vanilla tones, creating a gorgeous balance of fruitiness, earthiness, and structure. Savory umami sensations lead into a long, earthy finish with allspice and pepper. The winery only produced 150 cases.
Tim Armstrong turned an early passion for wine into a lifestyle and a career, enrolling in enological science programs at both UC Davis and Washington State University to get his farm business off the ground. Now he partners with consulting winemaker Erica Orr, who also works with revered wineries like Cain and Domaine Dujac, to ensure data- and flavor-driven commitment to quality. Tim and his family settled in Washington’s prestigious Walla Walla Valley, where some of the world’s best Syrahs are being made. While they produce grapes on 10.5 acres of their own vineyards, the parent vineyard for this Syrah is Les Collines. Les Collines is a world-renowned and certified LIVE sustainable grower favored by the likes of Master Sommeliers and Syrah lovers everywhere.