The cooler, sunny weather throughout the summer allowed the final grapes to “linger” on the vine longer, developing more phenolic and flavor maturities, with sugar levels remaining steady. HAND PICKING these “head trained” vines started on October 1, 2019 into small bins to keep the fruit intact on their way to the winery. Ripeness was very consistent and overall, flavors and aromas were very impressive with deep, intense color with complex aromas and supple flavors.
To maximize the extraction of the big and bold flavors of the Syrah, we used rotary fermentation to maximize every bit of flavor out of the variety. It was then “put to bed” in American and French barrels, 15% of which were new oak, to concentrate its fruit flavors, as well as round out with touches of oak.
A vibrant black, glass-staining wine entices the eye, while forward and complex aromas of plum compote, cranberries, craisins, bay leaf, and thyme invites the first sip. Across the palate, dazzling, oozing, opulent berry extract with plump, luscious and juicy dark plums, black tea and spices that dance on the mouth’s senses. Liquor-like in its richness and supple tannins, this wine leads to a powerful yet refined lingering, mouth-filling finish. This in an INTENSE wine that is ultra smooth and deeply satisfying.
- Malolactic Fermentation: 100%
- Total Acidity: .62g
- Bottled: January 18, 2022
- pH: 3.64
- Residual Sugar: .50 Alcohol: 14.2%
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