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2016 Syrah

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast

This 100% Syrah offers concentrated aromas of blueberry and blackberry, layered with baking spice, tobacco and green tea.

$49.00 per Bottle
 

Tasting Notes

This 100% Syrah offers concentrated aromas of blueberry and blackberry, layered with baking spice, tobacco and green tea. The sweet and toasty oak plays a role in both the aroma and palate of this wine, making more of an impact the longer the wine stays in the glass. Rich and full bodied, the palate is dense and viscous with flavors that lean toward blackberry, cocoa nib and Kahlua. The long finish will linger minutes after your last sip.

Vineyard Notes

The Spring Mountain sub-appellation of the Napa Valley sits just west of the town of St. Helena in the Mayacamas mountain range. Situated at high elevation, and only 30 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Spring Mountain experiences wet winters, warm summer days and cool summer nights. Vineyards in this region also benefit from the absence of fog that is common to the Napa Valley during the growing season

Production Notes

Our syrah was handpicked on Spring Mountain on September 24th, 2016. Juice chemistry was absolutely perfect, a hallmark of a high quality vintage. The grapes were destemmed to an open top fermentation tank and left to ferment on the skins for ten days before pressing. This wine was aged for eighteen months in 50% new French oak, and 50% neutral barrels.

Pairings

Slow roasted barbeque pork or grilled Chili-rubbed flank steak.

Ratings

91 - Wine Enthusiast
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Vintage 2016
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Syrah
Appellation Spring Mountain District
Size 750 ml
 

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