2017 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 89% Syrah and 11% Viognier.
Harvest Date: Sept 3
Brix: 24.9˚ 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 28 months in new French barrels from François Frères. It was lightly fined with egg white and before being bottled without filtration in March 2020.