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2014 Syrah

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Tasting Notes

2014 a warm vintage bursts with a ripe mixture huckleberry, blueberry, and plum. Behind the fruit a savory backdrop mingles with violet, pepper, and wet earth. The hallmark acidity of this wine is again present on the palate and complemented by a touch of “grit” provided by the small percentage of Petite Sirah blended into the wine. Two years in barrel has softened the palate and added aromas of vanilla, cedar, and clove.

Vineyard Notes

The last three growing seasons have been extremely consistent. The weather patterns in 2013 and 2014 were almost identical, the only noticeable difference was that we started harvest 8 days earlier than the previous vintage. No spring rain led to an early harvest of slightly above average yield. Summer temperatures remained moderate, offering slow measured ripening.

Winemaker Notes

The fruit cold soaked for 24-hours and was inoculated with yeast the next morning. Pumping over the Syrah was adjusted in duration and frequency, depending on taste and yeast activity (one to three times per day). The ferments were pressed off between two and four brix and then returned to tank. Once dry, the wine was racked off lees and inoculated for malolactic fermentation. MLF was done in tank and barrel, and upon completion, racked into barrel for 20 months.
Vintage 2014
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Syrah
Varietal Composition 98% Syrah 2% Petite Syrah
Appellation Yorkville Highlands
Harvest Date September 16th until October 12, 2014
Acid 5.6 g/L
PH 3.76
Aging 21 months
Barrel Aging 21 months
Bottling Date July 1, 2016
Alcohol % 14.2
Size 750 ml