Our goal of a nervy, tense style reflects our disinterest in the more common, some might even say overripe style that prevails. But 2018 was the kind of a vintage (hot and sunny) that could make our style a challenge. Still there were fairly cool temperatures that cooled things off late in the season, right behind some rain right around Labor Day. We were happy with the condition of the fruit, with only a moderate amount of sorting require, mostly for leaves, and we included nearly 75% of the stems.
98% Syrah, 2% Viognier
Echolands Winery was created in 2018 by Brad Bergman and Doug Frost, two Kansas City residents who believed in the Walla Walla Valley AVA's ability to offer a distinct style of wine, one that would benefit from aging. Paired with Taylor Oswald, an eleven-year veteran of Walla Walla winemaking, the three partnered to craft responsibly produced wines that reflect the potential for elegant and balanced wines from this singular place.