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