2018 Lydian Syrah
Columbia Valley, Washington
This 100% Syrah comes to us from the team at Avennia, known for their blockbuster (and pricy) Washington Syrahs and Cabernets. was aged for 14 months in 100% neutral French oak for 14 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Only 250 cases were produced. Deeply purple/black in color, this has a classic moderately cool climate Syrah nose of black plums, blueberry, smoked meat, dark flowers and savory herbs. On the palate, it is surprisingly fruity, with juicy blackberry and pepper notes. Well balanced acidity prolongs a long, savory finish. Lydian was established in 2019 as a new way to experience Washington wine. The team behind the fast-rising success of Avennia brings you another delicious wine that serves as an introduction to a lifetime of wine appreciation and a fresh take on Washington terroir. In music, Lydian refers to a mode, or scale that is used as a building block for some of the world’s oldest and newest masterpieces. Lydian believes that Washington vineyards produce some of the finest building blocks in the world. With these grapes, and the collective talent behind those growing and working with them, Lydian wines can be as complex, nuanced, and profound as any jazz classic.