2016 Syrah, Cole Creek Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Cole Creek Vineyard was established to our specifications in 2006; it is planted with Syrah Alban Selection, Clone 174, and a special Australian selection. And there are 11 rows of Viognier that are harvested at the same time as the Syrah. The blend in the 2016 vintage consists of 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier.
Harvest Date: Sept 9 & 13
Brix: 24.4˚ average
Fermented in tank as 75% destemmed whole berries with 25% whole Syrah clusters. Native-yeast and malolactic fermentations. The wine rested sur lies for 27 months in new French barrels from François Frères; bottled without filtration.