The grapes originated from our estate property in Dry Creek Valley from our “Corner Pocket” vineyard. Harvest date was September 21, 2006. Sugar at harvest was 26.1 degrees brix; ph was 3.58. Immediately after crushing the grapes the juice underwent a 5% saigne to increase concentration. The wine was fermented in temperature controlled, stainless steel tanks. The tanks were pumped over twice a day. After malolactic fermentation, the new wine was racked to 60 gallon French and American oak barrels and aged for 15 months. After a light filtration, the total production of approximately 515 cases was bottled on May 15, 2008.
Our 2006 Syrah is a full-bodied, substantial wine with aromas of blackberry and leather and hints of herbs de provence. Flavors are of blackberry cobbler, sage, and black pepper with a touch of smoke. The wine has an inky purple color and exhibits full body with firm tannins and a long, flavorful finish.
Appellation: Estate, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, CA
Blend: 100% Syrah
Production: Stainless Steel Fermentation; 15 months aging in French and American oak barrels
Cases Produced: 515
Release Date: January 2009
- Gold Medal San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition