Syrah for this wine was picked from three oldest blocks of lower yielding vines on a slope with red clay and good drainage. The grapes were hand harvested in the cool mornings of February at 24-25°Brix and hand sorted which resulted in concentrated grapes, with full flavors and tannins.
The Syrah was vinified with a long maceration period to get the full flavor and complexity. This wine is powerful yet full of finesse. With eighteen month aging in new French and American oak barrels, it shows arrays of red berries, plum and hints of vanilla and spice. Tobacco, dates, red cherries and currant with complex, dry and generous mouthfeel of rich fruit and powerful tannins. Held together by tight acidity and the long, sweet and round finish of mocha and cedar. The powerful tannins make this wine pleasurable drinking on its own or with food.
This Syrah is crafted to be enjoyed with a few years of cellaring and will improve with age. Drink now – 2030.