2014 Syrah, Sonoma Coast
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“From a range of vineyards including Cole and Rodgers Creek, this blend is thick and soft, highlighted in charcuterie, black licorice and tar aromas. Birch and leather add more savory personality, as the nose continues to suggest the aromatic landscape of an Italian deli. It’s cofermented with a small percentage of Viognier.” – 92pts, Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, April 2017
2014 was another classic vintage, if early. A mild winter and spring caused an early bud break followed by consistent temperatures throughout the summer, promoting even ripening. We had ample hang time which in turn yielded intense flavors and a rich texture.
97% Syrah and 3% Viognier, co-fermented. Fermented in tank as 75% destemmed fruit with 25% whole Syrah clusters. This wine went through native-yeast and malolactic fermentations, rested sur lies for 12 months in 41% new French barrels from François Frères, Dempto and Taransaud Beaune. Our 2014 Sonoma Coast Syrah was bottled without filtration in January, 2016.
Our Syrahs are grown in the cool climate of the Sonoma Coast which offers a style reminiscent of the Northern Rhone regions of Hermitage and Cornas: aromas and flavors of smoked meat, white pepper, green olive and grapefruit, coupled with a silky texture and savory flavor.