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.
Perfume, licorice and floral notes lead to a rich clove and spicy plum experience. Drink now till 2020.
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
20% UMX Radaux hybrid barrels.