2013 Estate Grown Syrah
Fragrant, Massive, Dark Berry Fruit
Click Here to download Tasting NotesWine ProfileTasting NotesThe dark berry and pepper aromas are enhanced by toasted vanilla and caramel aromas, and hints of floral and light herb tones. On the palate, this wine is rich yet lively on the attack, and transitions nicely into a full bodied mid palate with well-structured tannins that frame the wine nicely. The finish is long, with lingering flavors of boysenberry, blackberry, pepper and vanilla.Production Notes2013 was a wonderful wine-growing season in Napa Valley, a true classic. With the exception of a slight heat spike in June, the weather remained consistent throughout the growing season through the picking of our Syrah on September 25th, 2013. As always, our 2013 Syrah was hand-picked then further sorted on the crush pad. We co-fermented our two clones (#174 and #470) in a single tank. Fermentation lasted 12 days with an additional 6 days skin contact prior to draining and pressing. We used a moderately aggressive yeast, but kept the fermentation cool. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. The wine was aged in oak barrels for 26 months.
Wine SpecsVintage2013VarietalSyrahAppellationOak Knoll DistrictVineyard DesignationEstate GrownAlcohol %14.2