2015 Ad Lucem DayStar Syrah - Slide Mountain
A mix of Imperial purple, Royal Ruby and shades of Old Mauve gravitating towards the rim indicate both clonal differences and the unique terroir of this site. Situated at over 1200 feet of elevation on a north facing slope to limit the high sun exposure of the Yakima Valley, this vineyard brings out the cooler side to this classic fruit driven grape. Enhanced savory components of jerky and Worcestershire sauce envelope both mulberry and floral hints of violet. Soft, elegant and refined from beginning to end, this wine plays a wonderful balance of fruit weight and lingering finish achieved only through ‘cooler’ climate viticulture and high acid wine production.