2016 Syrah Cab Sauv
Nuanced aromas of cracked pepper, violets, sage, brambles and black currants. The palate offers delicate, soft tannins with further dark berry and menthol characteristics.
The 2016 growing season started out early and similar to 2015 -hot hot hot. Both bud break and flowering were ahead of schedule in the spring with little rainfall, lots of sun and warm temperatures in both April and May. In June things became less consistent with more rain and lower temperatures. This weather continued through July with temperatures continuing to sit below the average for the first half of the month. It was mid-July before 'summer' seemed to kick back in with temperatures sitting around average for the rest of July, August and September.
This wine was created from fruit harvest from Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted two years after our initial planting. Harvest of these rows happned on October 26, 2016. The small batch was cold soaked on the skins for 4 days and fermented for an additional 21 days on the skins in tank with twice daily pump overs. The resulting individual wine was aged for 18 months in 30% new French oak and blended prior to being bottled, unfilteredIt was aged in 30% new French oak.
|Residual Sugar:||2.4 g/L|
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