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Syrah 2017 Platinum Collection

Syrah 2017 Platinum Collection
To create each Platinum Collection wine we start in our vineyard by selecting individual rows of vines which consistently produce the finest grapes. These vines receive meticulous care at every stage from pruning to harvest. The same precise care is given to each wine during fermentation and aging. Six barrels were selected and blended to provide the absolute best expression of our estate Syrah.
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SKU: SYP172
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Syrah
Appellation
Dry Creek Valley
Vineyard Designation
Michel-Schlumberger Estate
Harvest Date
9/11-9/20/2017
Sugar
Average brix: 26.8
Acid
0.61 g/100ml
pH
3.83
Aging
Aged for 22 months in finest “tight-grain” French oak barrels (50% new). Six “best barrels” selected and blended for the optimum expression of flavor and structure for this wine.
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.
Bottling Date
07/16/2019
Alcohol %
15.3
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Elegantly textured, with dense layers of dark fruit and a lush finish of plum and black cherry.
Vineyard Notes
Our finest mountaintop block of Syrah (clone 470), with its amazingly dense, deep, rich flavor and inky color, is the foundation of this blend. To complete the “Platinum” Michel-Schlumberger experience, we have added the outstanding “Estrella River” clone of Syrah clone grown on our benchland block. These components combine to provide rich layers of nuance, complexity and depth to this wine. A small amount of our Petite Sirah is added to further highlight the expression of this Syrah.
Food Pairing Notes
This Syrah is an excellent pairing for red meat, especially grilled or barbecued, along with colorful veggies. It also pairs wonderfully with rich pastas, cheeses, and dark chocolate.

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