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2017 "Light Years" Lewis Vineyard Syrah 750mL

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2017 "Light Years" Lewis Vineyard Syrah 750mL
2017 "Light Years" Lewis Vineyard Syrah 750mL

"And wherever you've gone/ And wherever we might go/ It don't seem fair/ Today just disappeared/ Your light's reflected now/ Reflected from afar/ We were but stones/ Your light made us stars" -PJ

In memory of my friend and mentor, Eric Dunham. -Trey

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this wine will be donated to the Seattle chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Varietal Composition100% Syrah
AppellationYakima Valley
VineyardLewis Vineyard
DesignationExtended Aging
Harvest Date10/17/2017
Acid5.9 g/L
Aging34 months in new French oak
Fermentation15 days on skins
Residual Sugar<.02
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date07/17/2020

Jeb Dunnuck:

Brought up all in concrete eggs, the 2017 Syrah Light Years Lewis Vineyard might be the best wine in the lineup. Killer notes of black and blue fruits, bacon fat, olive tapenade, and pepper all flow to a full-bodied, deep, concentrated, yet incredibly elegant Syrah. Seeming to have one foot in the Northern Rhone and one in the new world, it’s an awesome looking barrel sample. 95-97 Points

Owen Bargreen:

The 2017 ‘Light Years’ is a tribute to the late Eric Dunham, former mentor to Trey Busch. Sourced from the ‘Lewis Vineyard’ in the Columbia Valley, this inky colored wine shows violets and potpourri tones that mingle with black currants and smoked brisket tones on the nose. The palate reveals a fantastic sense of freshness and purity of fruit. Seamless throughout, pretty layers of dark fruits collide with minerals, tar and pipe tobacco on the palate. The elegance of this wine, as well as the great veil of salinity, adds to the complexity here. Sinfully good in its youth, the 2017 ‘Light Years’ will cellar well for another decade or more. Drink 2020-2033- 95 Points

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