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2016 Va Piano Vineyards Stoney Vine Vineyard Syrah

ITEM 8313828 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased from a private collector; Consignor is second owner

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
thewinwa… 3 $30 $90
3 $30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8313828 3 $30 Jul 10, 2022
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RATINGS

93Jeb Dunnuck

...open and approachable, with a vibrant nose of kirsch, currants, gamey meats, and olive tapenade. Rounded, supple, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully elegant...

92The Wine Advocate

...dense note of blackberry and black spice on the nose, with a BBQ pit smokiness...full-bodied, rich and robust on the palate, with ample complexity and balance for a bold wine and an open-knit core that is expressive on the elongated finish. It's a big, juicy, wine with layers of appeal.

92James Suckling

Lots of dried-meat, tea, green coffee-bean and berry character. Medium body. Savory.

91Wine Enthusiast

...with aromas that pop with notes of green herb, green olive, fire pit, flower and charcuterie, leaning hard into the savory. Light, palate coating flavors follow.

90Stephen Tanzer

Musky aromas of purple fruits, violet, licorice pastille, black pepper and leather are precise... Suave and fine-grained, conveying a touch of sweetness... Firm acidity and a lightly peppery quality gives this wine a distinctly juicy character and a light touch. Finishes with smooth tannins and a note of smoky minerality.

REGION

United States, Washington, Walla Walla Valley

Walla Walla Valley AVA likes to call itself the Napa Valley of Washington, and given the concentration of well-reviewed wineries in the appellation, the comparison is understandable. The Walla Walla appellation is comprised of 340,000 acres, of which 1,200 acres are vineyards. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern corner of Washington and it extends slightly into northeastern Oregon. It is named after the Walla Walla River Valley, and the city of Walla Walla is the commercial center of Washington’s wine industry. The city was founded in the 1840s by the Hudson’s Bay Company as a trading post, but as early as the 1850s farmers were planting grapes for winemaking. Prohibition shuttered winemaking in the early 20th century, but a winemaking renaissance started in the 1970s when Leonetti Cellars, still one of the state’s most acclaimed wineries, started producing acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon. Walla Walla’s AVA status was awarded in 1984 and today there are more than 100 wineries. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape, followed by Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese Chardonnay and Viognier.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.