Sonoma County Syrah 2013

Perfume, licorice and blue, floral aromas lead to a rich clove and spicy plum experience on the palate. There's structure, however the young tannins don't crush your palate like one would expect from this young of syrah. This wine reminds of a claret-style wine grown in the Rhone region of France. Delicate red hue, not overly fruit-driven, shows restraint but has a ton of beautiful aromas and flavors that linger on and on. Acids firm but not acred. 20% oak will integrate well by summer of 2016. I'm loving this wine. Wish I made more. Drink now till 2020... gracefully.

Tasting Notes

Perfume, licorice and floral notes lead to a rich clove and spicy plum experience. Drink now till 2020.

Winemaker Notes

Although I've made wine form syrah grapes for a decade, the 2013 syrah is my first (mostly) single varietal bottling. James brought the grapes to the crushpad in early October 2013. We crushed just the few bins and

Cooperage Notes

20% UMX Radaux hybrid barrels.

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StyleClaret-style Rhone
AppellationSonoma County
Varietal90% Syrah 10% Estate Zin
Pairingsmoky meats, BBQ, smoked fish salads, anything with lots of garlic.
DrinkableNow till 2022
Harvest Date2013-10-07
Harvest Brix24.2°
Residual Sugardry