This lush, deep purple, elegantly balanced wine with a heady mix of soft floral aromas, followed by complex flavors of savory black fruits, earthiness, vanilla and spices. This well balanced wine is velvety, rich, broadly flavored, profoundly concentrated with all three acts yielding a long lingering finish.
Our 2007 Estate Syrah was hand harvested at night between september 6 and 10th at brix between 24.4 and 25.9, along with about 3% Viognier. The two varietals were cold soaked together for four days, then inoculated with a yeast isolated from the Rhone Valley. The co-fermenting Syrah/Viognier wine was hand punched three times a day, then the wine was basket pressed into 400 liter Taransaud French Oak puncheons for three years. The 2007 Syrah was bottled unfined and unfiltered on September 15, 2010 with a TA of 0.63, ph of 3.82 and alcohol of 15%. We produced 464 cases of 750 ml bottles and 10 cases of magnums.