Dark, mysterious and exotically beautiful, this wine is a wonder, with flavors of blackberry coulis, sandalwood, jasmine oil, crushed peppercorns, cardamom and bacon fat. The palate is equally decadent, defined by an unctuous roundness, lush flavors and a long-lasting finish. A bit like our Cabernet Franc, in that once it’s charms have been discovered, they don’t let you go, this wine is an insider’s favorite. Build a fire, stare into the flames and get lost, or fire up the grill, invite your favorite people over and get a little rowdy. This one has versatility written all over it!

Our Syrah is comprised of three main vineyard blocks which are harvested and fermented individually and in diverse ways. A small portion of the wine is co-fermented with viognier grapes, a traditional Rhone winemaking technique that both enhances the aromas and stabilizes the phenolic components extracted into the wine. Additionally, about 25% of the wine is fermented as whole clusters, a technique that brings out pepper and exotic spice notes while enhancing the roundness of the mid-palate. The wines were harvested on September 19th, 24th and 30th, and were fermented in stainless steel vat and open-top T-bins for 10 – 24 days. Each wine was aged separately in neutral French oak barrels (five to eight years in age) for 14 months with minimal racking prior to blending and bottling early in 2018.

 

Appellation: Sonoma County
Vintage: 2016
Harvest: September 2016
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Cooperage: 100% Neutral Oak
Blend: 97% Syrah
3% Viognier
Alcohol: 14.6%
Bottling: February 2018
Production: 1103 cases
Release Date: April 2018
Price: $62.00