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2017 Latta Freewater Rocks Vineyard Dana Dibble Syrah

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June 4, 2023 - $31



92Wine Spectator

Precise and zesty, with expressive blackberry, smoky beef and cracked pepper flavors that zip toward refined tannins.

92James Suckling

...blackberry and citrus aromas that follow through to a full-bodied, dense and rich palate and lots of fruit. A little hot on the finish, but impressive.

92Wine Enthusiast

The aromas are subdued for the Rocks District but still draw you into the glass, with notes of olive, freshly mortared herb, plum, orange twist, firepit and moist earth. The flavors are layered, showing depth and intensity.

91Stephen Tanzer

Black olive and black cherry on the nose, plus a whiff of caramel that eventually blew off. Savory, plush and ripe on the palate, conveying a fine-grained texture to its sweet berry, spice and black olive flavors. Classic Rocks texture of oily olive tapenade... The broad finish shows restrained sweetness and a repeating saline character.


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.


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.