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2017 Syrah

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast

The aromas are dark with ripe blackberry and black cherry that move to plum...

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Tasting Notes

An inky wine at this youthful stage, this Syrah is an apropos representation of hillside viticulture in Napa Valley. The aromas are dark with ripe blackberry and black cherry that move to plums and boysenberry as the wine opens up. Smoked ham hock, tobacco, and violet add nice notes of complexity to the fruit characters.The palate is highly structured with a soft mid palate, and a long finish.

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 2017 Spring Mountain Syrah was destemmed to bin and fermented on the skins for 13 days before pressing. It was aged in 60% new French oak and 40% neutral oak for 18 months before bottling. This wine was made with the intention of long-term aging.


Crispy Roast Duck, Osso Bucco, or Barbequed Sage Spareribs.


90 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Wine Profile

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Vintage 2017
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Syrah
Appellation Spring Mountain District
Acid 6.5 g/L
PH 3.85
Ageability 2021-2032
Alcohol % 14.9%
Size 750 ml

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