2015 Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon
Nuanced aromas of cracked pepper, violets, sage, brambles and black currants. The palate offers delicate, soft tannins with further dark berry and menthol characteristics.
|Bottling Date:||July 24, 2017|
|Titratable Acidity:||5.7 g/L|
|Residual Sugar:||2.7 g/L|
The 2015 vintage kicked off with a warmer than average spring combined with minimal precipitation, leading to early bud break and flowering. The rest of the growing season followed suit with record breaking temperatures. Canopy management was key for Painted Rock in 2015. While harvest happened significantly earlier than normal though out the valley due to spiking sugar levels, we were able to forestall ripening long enough to ensure our phenolic ripeness (tannin) would have time to develop and be in balance with our sugar levels.
Aged 18 months in French oak.
John Schreiner "The wine is made with grapes from 2009 infill plantings in the Syrah and Cabernet blocks in the vineyard, with each varietal fermented and aged separately from the older plantings. The wine begins with aromas of pepper, black currant and cedar, leading to flavours of plum, black cherry and vanilla. The soft, ripe tannins give the wine a svelte, polished texture." 92 Points