Our 2013 Syrah is about opulence! This is a wine with a powerful attack that evolves into a blockbuster of a wine. Extremely full bodied on the palate with just the right amount of acidity to keep the flavors racing. Matured in 100 % new French Oak gives lovely vanilla overtones allowing it to evolve into one of our very best Syrah’s ever. Pair this wine with rich foods as well as grilled ribs. Its flavors are bold and will support the richest of caramelized barbeque sauces.
GOLD MEDAL WINNER @ The 2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition
WEATHER/GROWING NOTES: Another dry Spring though not quite as dry as 07. February heat spell, typical March and then 2 heat spells in April. Normal bud-break but the April heat took a toll on the set leading to below normal tonnage. A warm Summer but not excessively. Nice Sept temps allowed very good hang time followed by a very warm October to wrap things up. This will likely be an outstanding vintage, hopefully on the positive side due to the lighter crop.
100% Syrah grapes.