From: Walla Walla Valley, Washington, USA
Varietal: 97% Syrah 3% Viognier
Critical Acclaim & Tasting Notes: 90 PT IWR Made from almost entirely Syrah with just a hint of Viognier this Rhone-styled wine displays medium ruby in the glass with a purple rim. It’s fresh and vibrant on the nose with aromas of black cherry, smoked pork shoulder, pencil shavings and black olive. The palate matches the nose with added flavors of tobacco leaf and dried brown mushroom. Acidity comes in high, tannins are medium plus and the body is medium to full. It’s a beautiful wine for the price point.
About. Prospice is the creation of two friends with a shared vision for wines and winemaking. Each changed course from a prior professional career, drawn to winemaking by the impulse to craft an artisanal product.
At Prospice our focus is on making balanced and elegant wines that celebrate the source fruit and the vineyard sites. We seek to roll back the clock on the modern trend toward riper, more extracted wines, preferring a lighter touch of oak and balanced extraction and alcohol. We embrace modern scientific research into fermentation and aging, and the use of chemical analyses to understand and guide the production of the best wines we can possibly make from that fruit but minimize the use of overly manipulative additives or techniques. We use predominantly neutral oak barrels for aging, but employ a small number of new oak barrels — always of a carefully selected style and cooperage to complement the wine to be aged.
Throughout the process, the science, the analyses, the techniques, and the barrels are all ultimately in the service of the most subjective but most important tool we have: our palate. Ultimately, wine is a small work of art in a bottle, and we seek to make each Prospice wine unique, expressive, and beautiful.
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