In our tightly spaced vineyards on the steep slopes of western Dry Creek Valley, our Syrah grapes develop a unique personality which is wonderfully expressed in this wine full of rich, ripe fruit aromas and flavors.
This wine is a blend of the best aspects of all five clones of Syrah grown at our estate. Our hillside benchland blocks of 877, 174 and Estrella River clones (75%) add layers of lush fruit flavor and full roundness, our steeply-terraced block of clone 1 (20%) adds tremendous structure and backbone, and our mountaintop block of clone 470 (5%) adds its intensely concentrated color and complex structure.
Harvest: Sept 9th to 14th, 2015
Fermentation: The grapes were crushed into small fermenters. After cold-soaking for three days to extract rich color, the must fermented on the skins for three weeks to obtain a richly extracted wine.
Cooperage / Aging: The wine was aged for 19 months in French oak barrels.
Bottling Date: April 28, 2017
Production: 228 Cases
Color: Deep ruby
Aromas: Dark plum with overtones of vanilla and blueberry
Palate: Rich, layered plum and blueberry flavors, lush mouthfeel and long fruit finish
Wine Type: Estate Red
Varietal: 100% Syrah
Appellation: Estate Dry Creek Valley
Acid: 0.60 g/100ml
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