Duck Pond Cellars Desert Ruah Shiraz

Region Wahluke Slope, Washington, United States
Grape Syrah
Style Red
Brand Duck Pond Cellars

General information:
For the past 20+ years, Duck Pond has focused on crafting quality wine reflective of the unique terroir of Oregon. Utilizing fruit from our family-owned vineyard sites throughout the Northwest has allowed us to control every aspect of the winemaking process from the vineyard to the bottle.

Soil: Shallow and rocky

Variety: 97% Syrah, 3% other reds
Origin: Wahluke Slope, Washington, United States

Ageing: Aged in American oak for 12 months.

Vinification:
Alcohol: 14.5 % vol.
Total Acidity:  0.64 g/l
Residual sugar: 0.05 g/l
pH: 3.76

Tasting notes:
Colour: Red
Aroma: As of ripe, dark berry fruits are predominant
Palate: Fullbodied with a long, supple finish and velvety tannins

Desert Wind Vineyard is located in Eastern Washington on the Wahluke Slope. This site is considered a zone 3, the hottest in the Columbia Valley; however, the area’s cool evenings allow for acid development. The 480-acre vineyard is a southern facing block with a two percent downhill slope. The soil is very shallow and rocky and the vines are irrigated with an underground drip system. Double catch wires are used to increase air circulation during the growing season. Leaf pulling and cluster thinning are important steps in aiding the ripening of the grapes.

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