2016 Syrah

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Double Gold (99 pts) - California State Fair
Gold Medal (90 pts) - Orange County Fair
Bronze Medal - Amador County Fair
 

Pronounced Syrah aromatics with bright red cherry fruit, raspberries and a bit of brown sugar.  A hint of Rhonish dust in the mid palate reflects the Sierra Series loam in which our Syrah vines grow.  This wine is just going to get better and better over the next 6-8 years.  Aged for 24 months in oak.

 
Alcohol : 13.8%
pH: 3.66

 

Our Syrah block is the smallest on the ranch consisting of only 140 vines planted solely to clone 383 Syrah.  Historically we have made wine from these grapes for our own personal consumption so have had years to work with and perfect the flavor profile of this bottling.  Made with an eye towards the flavors of the Rhone this wine also reflects the fullness of the Sierra Series loam on the ranch.  With so few vines we can only produce one barrel of this wine annually so supplies are very limited!