Oak Knoll District , Napa Valley
This wine is bursting with spicy, peppery aromas. I find black pepper, and hints of lamb and mint. On the palate the wine has an electric acidity, very racy, which counterbalances and frames the robust and full midpalate very nicely. The palate is lively with dark blackberry, raspberry and cranberry tones which coalesce into a long and full finish.
Oak Knoll District
100% Knollwood Vineyard
Hand-picked September 20, 2017
12% New French Oak, 12% New Virginian Oak, 65% Neutral Oak
Wine Profile & Ratings
This 2017 Syrah was hand-picked, then destemmed and berry-sorted on the crush pad. Fermentation lasted 12 days with the wine drained and pressed at dryness. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrels. The wine was aged in French, Virginian and Neutral oak barrels for 24 months. Since the wine is 100% varietal, there was no blending, but the barrel selection was completed at 18 months aging, 6 months prior to bottling.
Drink now through 2037. Decant 30 minutes prior to enjoying.