Syrah Turner Vyd 2012

Distinctive flavors of black pepper, game, smoke, licorice, tobacco and game.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of feminine black and blue fruit liqueurs, smoky Indian spices, violets, and minerals. High acid with fleshy, smooth offering of ripe cassis and mulberry flavors. Long, sweet, focused finish, which is framed by chewy, slow-building tannins.

Food Pairing

Beef carpaccio, Seared tuna with black sesame, smoked meats and cheeses.

Tech Details

The grapes were hand-harvested mid-November from the Turner Vineyard in the northern part of the Santa Rita Hills appellation. 100% whole-cluster fermentation and pressed with ultra-gentle stainless steel basket press in an 8-hour cycle. Fermented in small lots (2 tons) with native yeast only. Year-round barrel maturation at 55 degrees. No fining, no filtering, and only 1 racking and 1 SO2 addition prior to bottling. Aged for 24 months in 100% neutral oak and 12 months in bottle.
Varietal Composition:
100% Syrah
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