Arbor Crest's first Syrah is an exceptional wine that is full-bodied as well as rich and velvety. This wine is a blend of two different vineyards from the Columbia Valley. The Bacchus vineyard is on a sandy soil and yields very aromatic fruit while the Sundance vineyard yields aromas and flavors that are spicy with peppery overtones. These grapes from both vineyards were hand-picked and hand-sorted with yields kept low, to produce a wine with concentrated black cherry and blueberry nuances. The combination of these two vineyards produces a complex and enticing blend. Balanced by a fine acidity and tannin structure, the toasty spices from new French oak add hints of nutmeg, clove and licorice. We are proud to present our first Syrah to you!