2015 Syrah, Cole Creek Vineyard, Russian River Valley
This exceptionally situated site was planted to our specifications in 2006. The cool climate offers a style reminiscent of the Northern Rhone regions of Hermitage and Cornas: aromas and flavors of smoked meat, white pepper, and green olive coupled with a silky texture and savory flavor.
In 2015, an early harvest translated to a small crop and smaller berries with very concentrated flavors.
Harvest Date: September 2
Brix: 24.7˚ average
94% Syrah and 6% Viognier, harvested together and co-fermented
Fermented in tank as 75% destemmed whole berries with 25% whole Syrah clusters. Native-yeast and malolactic fermentations.