This 100% Syrah is a remarkable wine that is youthful yet drinkable with delicious aromas of jasmine, violet, boysenberry, blueberry, cedar, and black tea. On the palate, the fruit emerges with high concentration and delightful currant flavors, blackberry, fig, and unsweetened chocolate that mingles endless; the bright acidity supports the soft tannins offering and marvelously edging time.
This was a cooler year with abundant rain in February followed by endless sunny days which produced bud break in the first and second week of March. The mild temperatures allowed for slow ripening-perhaps the longest duration we’ve had in a long time. This factor helped encourage even cluster development, strong yields, complex flavors, high acidity and excellent quality that will help contribute to the longevity of this vintage.