Syrah 2014
WINE OVERVIEW

Deep and luscious. Co-fermented with Viognier and reminiscent of Northern Rhone.

Tasting Notes

An impressive deep and intense ruby purple precedes a characteristic spicy nose of ripe blackberries and currants, violets and peppery tones. Stony tones give a lot of relieves to this typical fresh climate syrah, beside a soft leather accent. The mouth is fleshy and juicy, and also very aromatic, very spicy. The fine tannins build a tight and vibrant structure.

Food Pairing

Recommended pairings include lamb or herb-based sauces.

Tech Details

The grapes were hand picked during the second and third weeks of April. The grapes were destemmed, lightly crushed, and deposited into stainless steel tanks for fermentation. The grapes were cofermented with 5% Viognier. Regular pumpovers were followed by extended time on its skins before being pressed. The free-run wine was aged in oak barrels for 10 months and then blended 50-50 with the pressed wine that had been held in stainless steel tanks.
Varietal Composition:
95% Syrah, 5% Viognier
Avg Elevation:
1000 feet
Avg Age of Vines:
16 years
Cases Imported:
650
Alcohol:
13.5%
Size:
12/750ml
Suggested Retail Price:
$18
UPC Code:
835603002607